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Bf 109 A/B/C/D Cockpit
1/32 scale for Hasegawa Bf 109 E

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

CEC32132 - Bf 109 A/B/C/D Cockpit USD$27.99
available from Meteor Productions website

Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Around 17 parts in grey coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautifully cast; well engineered; good instructions with detailed text and photographs.
Disadvantages: Experience working with resin will be helpful
Recommendation: Highly Recommended to experienced modellers

 

Reviewed by Brett Green
 


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

FirstLook

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks has recently released three detailed conversions to backdate Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E to an early Jumoschmitt - a Bf 109 A, B, C or D.

Hasegawa's kit cockpit is just awful, but even if it were accurate it would differ from the early Bf 109 Jumo-powered variants in some respects.

Cutting Edge has now released a dedicated cockpit for these early variants. The complete replacement cockpit comprises 17 parts, perfectly cast in grey resin.

 

 

Cutting Edge offers the choice between a conventional control column or the spade grip used on prototypes and possibly the "A" variant.

The seat is beautifully presented with a cushion and realistically draped harness straps all cast in place.

Several additional parts are also supplied as a carryover from the Bf 109 E kit released earlier, including the head armour which will be a handy addition to the spares box.

There is no detail cast onto the sidewalls of the Hasegawa fuselage, so the parts should fit with a minimum of preparation.

Being a resin set, there will be some cutting and cleaning up required, but this cockpit should be within the capabilities of modellers who have previously worked with this medium.

Cutting Edge's 1/32 scale early Bf 109 cockpit will be an essential companion to anybody contemplating their Bf 109 A/B/C/D conversions.

Highly Recommended to experienced modellers.

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review sample


Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available online from Meteor Productions website


Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 08 November, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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