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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
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Hasegawa, 1/32 Scale


Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 may be pre-ordered
through Squadron.com for USD$33.96


Previewed by Taro Chinen

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Here are several photos of the sprues and an assembled model of Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 that was present at the JMC (Joyful Modeler's Convention) in Tokyo on 10 and 11 November.

Some parts, such as the spinner and the wheels, were not available at the show.

Please bear in mind that these photographs are of a test shot. The mold may be modified prior to the kit's release in December 2001. The assembled model has also been "highlighted" with black paint, so some details may appear somewhat stark.

In addition to the standard Bf 109G-6 with small tail, Hasegawa has also announced a Bf 109G-14 to be released during 2002.

This is not a formal announcement by Hasegawa, simply my report of the test shots observed at the show.

 


 

  • Overall, the breakdown of parts is similar to the 1/48 scale Hasegawa kits

  • The rear fuselage and fin are supplied as a separate section to permit multiple variants (including the tall-tailed G-14 already announced.

  • Two optional styles of cowl machine-gun troughs are supplied. These are separate parts.

  • Flaps and leading-edge slats are positionable.

  • The kit does not feature a full-span lower wing. The wings are supplied in two parts each, with a lower centre panel provided as a separate part.

  • In common with the 1/48 scale kit, the wheel cutout in the lower wing is circular per the 109F series. As with the 1/48 scale kit, the modeller will have to square-off the opening.

  • 20mm cannon gondolas are supplied as an armament option.

  • The small nose scoops are hollowed out.

  • An alternate cowl bulge is supplied for the starboard side, permitting a G-5 or a G-14 to be modelled.

  • A "horseshoe" oil tank is included.

  • An optional canopy is supplied with separate bullet proof glass, although this is not required for the 109G.

     


Front View

The "Horseshoe" oil reservoir can be seen in this view.

 


Port Side View

The port side of the fuselage features mounting points for an umbrella. This feature of tropical fighters should be removed. Also note the Bf 109E wheels in the absence of the proper kit items!

 


Starboard Side View

 


Review Copyright 2001 by Taro Chinen
This Page Created on 14 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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