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Messerschmitt
Bf 109G-6 Cockpit

MDC

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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Catalogue Number: CV32003
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 25 parts in grey resin; 1 x brass fret with 36 parts
Price: 15.00 from MDC's website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful, crisp casting; accurate; terrific attention to detail (even to the unseen recesses of the cockpit); alternative floor panels; clear fuel-flow inspection section in fuel line; separate harness, effective use of multimedia with rudder pedals and trim wheel chain in photo-etched brass.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

FirstLook

 

MDC's new 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 cockpit is a multi-media upgrade that will deliver a vast improvement to the front office of Hasegawa's big beautiful Gustav.

The cockpit comprises 25 parts in grey resin plus a fret of photo etched parts for the harness, the rudder pedals and the separate chains for behind the trim wheel.

The resin parts are produced to the highest standards. The resin parts demonstrate a remarkable attention to detail. This detail is most obvious on the cockpit sidewalls (see Vincent Kermorgant's photo of the painted resin sidewall above), but is subtly present throughout the entire set. Examples include the asymmetrical cannon breech cover with straps and raised lip moulded in place, the multi-part rudder assemblies with the choice of two faintly different pedal patterns; and the inclusion of an optional Jabo panel for the fighter-bomber version.

The inclusion of a separate clear inspection section in the fuel line is an especially nice touch.

The instrument panel is a single resin part with blank dial faces. This permits the modeller to apply individual decals from the Hasegawa kit for each instrument. A careful paint job beforehand, and lenses from either disks of clear acetate or a few coats of Future, will result in a most impressive panel.

The option of two different styles of footrest panels is offered.

The photoetched parts are very well done too. The modeller is given the choice between using brass harness straps, or using the separate buckles and fittings on paper straps. If the modeller decides to make his own straps, the brass etched set includes a template to ensure consistent width and length.

 

 

FirstLook

 

MDC's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 cockpit will be a terrific asset to Hasegawa's kit. There are more parts in this set than some others in the market, but construction should not present a challenge to experienced modellers.

Take your time with construction and painting, and you will be rewarded with a museum-quality replica of the Gustav's cockpit.

Highly Recommended.


MDC's 1/32 scale Bf 109G-6 Cockpit is available online from MDC's website


Text and Title Image Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 April, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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