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Messerschmitt Bf 110 C/D/E 1/48 scale
Leading Edge Slats

 

Quickboost

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Quickboost QB 48 210 - Messerschmitt Bf 110 C/D Slots

available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; addresses a rare shortcoming of the Eduard kit; simple parts breakdown and cleanup.
Disadvantages: Some experience required to prepare the kit parts
Conclusion: A great way to customise the excellent Eduard Bf 110 kits.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

Eduard's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 family are beautifully detailed kits, but one criticism sometimes leveled at them is their lack of separate leading edge slats.

These slats were mounted on ball bearings and operated by gravity. When the airspeed slowed and the angle of attack was right, the slats deployed. The slats could b, and often were, pushed back into the retracted position when the aircraft was parked, but there still are plenty of photos of Bf 110s with the slats dropped.

Quickboost has now made it easier for modellers who want to depict dropped leading edge slats.

Quickboost's 1/48 scale Bf 110 C/D/E leading edge slats comprise four parts in cream coloured resin. Two parts are the base for the slats, and the other two are the slats themselves.

Some cutting of the kit will be required to install these parts. The moulded-in slats will need to be carefully cut out of the top and bottom wing halves. It will be helpful to have some previous experience of kit surgery for this delicate task.

 

 

Although the header card labels this as Bf 110 C/D "slots", these slats are also perfectly suitable for the Bf 110 E as well.

Quickboost's 1/48 scale Bf 110 C/D/E leading edge slats will be warmly welcomed by Luftwaffe modellers wishing to customise their Eduard kits.

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 2 December, 2008
Last updated 2 December, 2008

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