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Bf 109 G Canopy

RB Productions 1/32 scale




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Details: RB Productions RB-P32001 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 G Canopy
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 28 photo-etched parts; clear acetate windows with self-adhesive templates; instructions.
Price: 10 or 6.75 available online from Model Design Construction
also available from Eagle Editions' website
and RB Productions online shop
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail; clever design; innovative templates for clear canopy panels; canopy windows will be workable; optional parts for Galland Panzer or standard plate armour; worthwhile donor kit; effective use of multi-media
Disadvantages: Some pretty challenging construction if followed to the letter.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Radu Brinzan is a master modeller with a well-earned reputation for quality and detail, as typified by his recent master for the amazing MDC 1/32 scale Ki-61.

Radu has turned his attention to the Augsburg Eagle for the debut product in his own range of model accessories. RB Productions' first release is a photo-etched canopy for Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G kits.

This set comprises 28 parts on a single photo-etched fret, plus a sheet of clear acetate with self-adhesive cutting templates.


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The small but well detailed instruction leaflet describes the construction process, and advises of likely challenges along the way. Once the canopy is assembled, the front clear windows will actually slide open and closed - a nice touch.

The clear acetate will undoubtedly offer a more "in-scale" appearance for this prominent part of the model. The clear sheet is tacked onto a thin sheet of paper printed with the shapes of each individual canopy panel. This will make sizing and cutting the clear parts very simple and secure.

Some truly tiny details are included on the photo-etched fret such as release levers, mounts for the armour plates and the base and spring for the canopy retaining strap. The retaining spring is a somewhat frightening prospect, with a 6mm length of 0.1mm wire being wrapped around two tiny reciprocating loops - presumably workable if you have very good eyesight and steady hands! We can take comfort that all other construction tasks look much easier than this one detail though.

Canopy armour is also supplied as an option. Both Galland Panzer and standard plate steel armour are included.

RB Productions' 1/32 scale Bf 109 G canopy will be a luxurious finishing touch for any superdetailed Gustav

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Radu Brinzan for the sample

Text Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Images Copyright 2007 by Radu Brinzan
Page Created 27 March, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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