Reviewed by Brett Green
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||25 parts in grey resin; 1 x brass
fret with 36 parts
from MDC's website
||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.
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
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.
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.
MDC's 1/32 scale Bf 109G-6
Cockpit is available online from MDC's website
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