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Eduard's new 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4

by Brett Green



Here is my tenth build for 2023 - the brand new Eduard 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 Limited Edition boxing.

Check out my detailed in-box review by following this link.



This is a great kit with impressive detail and flawless fit.



It is an all-new kit with many revised parts and redesigned assemblies.



I loved the look of the striking box art so I chose that option. Kit decals were used.



The model was built mostly from the box. Here are the exceptions:

  • Replaced kit rudder pedals with Eduard’s 3d printed resin PRINT Rudder Pedals, Item No. 648778.

  • Removed raised and recessed detail on pilot’s rear bulkhead. Cut new trapezoid hatch from Tamiya 0.2mm Pla Paper (thin plastic sheet).

  • DF loop bent from Tamiya bag staple.

  • FuG 25a IFF transponder antenna and pitot tube cut from light filament.

  • Hydraulic lines added to the main undercarriage legs.

  • .025” plastic rod was used to repair one of the drop tank mounts.

  • Drilled a hole in the top of each wing for undercarriage indicator rods. .020” plastic rod used for the indicators.

  • The top carrier film of the kit decals was removed.



I'll be writing this one up for a detailed article in Issue 220 of Model Airplane International magazine.

Thanks to Eduard for the sample

Model and Text Copyright © 2023 by Brett Green
Page Created 19 September, 2023
Last Updated 19 September, 2023

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