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Messerschmitt Me 309
Upgrade Sets

Brengun, 1/144 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item Nos:

 

BRL144167 - Me 309 Photo-Etched Upgrade Set and Resin Wheels. Euro 8.30

 

BRL144169 - Me 309 Vacform Canopy. Euro 4.77

 

plus shipping both available online from Brenguns web store

 

Scale:

1/144

Contents & Media

BRL144167 - 35 parts in photo-etched metal and four parts in grey resin.

 

BRL144169 - two clear vacuum formed parts

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Both of the sets add fine detail to the basic kit and are beautifully presented and the etching of the PE is exemplary. The provision of two canopies will help the ham-fisted such as myself.

Disadvantages:

None noted apart from the need to be careful with some of the tiny PE parts.

Conclusions:

These are excellent additions for Brengun’s basic kit and will allow a truly wonderful model to be produced. 


Reviewed by Graham Carter

FirstLook

 

In addition to their basic 1/144 scale Me 309 kit, Brengun has released two accessory sets that will enhance the model further still.

 

BRL144167 - Me 309 Photo-Etched Upgrade Set and Resin Wheels

BRL14416 is a photo-etched fret of enhancements and replacements for plastic parts as well as three resin wheels and a replacement nose wheel leg.

 

 

Included is a complete fold-up cockpit interior to which is added a seat and belts, trim wheel and IP. As well, are the undercarriage doors with subtle interior details and set of oleo linkages and radiator faces. Only minimal folding is required making this a totally usable set as most pieces are replacements for thicker kit parts.

 

 

The instruction sheet shows clearly what and where the pieces go. Some of the parts are tiny so would benefit from being cut off the fret inside a plastic bag to avoid feeding the carpet monster.

The resin wheels are finely cast and are direct replacements for the slightly chunkier plastic ones. A replacement resin nose wheel strut is included too.


 

BRL144169 - Me 309 Vacform Canopy

This set of two vacform canopies - BRL144169 - will allow a more scale appearance to be produced, and having two will mean the modeller will be able to open them up to inspect the interior.

 

 

These two sets will allow the modeller to produce a truly superb model of this aircraft and I commend them to you all.

Thanks to Brengun for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2021 by Graham Carter
Page Created 15 September, 2021
Last updated 16 September, 2021

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