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Bf 109 K-4 Engine

for Eduard kit

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648 902 - Bf 109 K-4 Engine

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

Around 80 parts in grey resin; one brass plated photo-etched fret; decal sheet; detailed instructions.

Price:

USD $44.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

 

GBP£25.99 EU Price (£21.66 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Fantastic detail; clean casting; straightforward assembly; includes open upper and lower cowls.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

A super-detailed upgrade for your Eduard 1/48 scale Bf 109 K-4 kit.


Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Eduard has released a slew of resin and photo-etched accessories for their recent Bf 109 K-4 kits.

Undoubtedly the most ambitious of these is their full engine and fuselage gun set.

This offers full side, top and lower engine detail, a complete cowl gun bay, upper and lower engine and gun cowls.

Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Bf 109 K-4 Engine comprises around 80 parts in grey resin, one brass plated photo-etched fret and a small decal sheet with engine numbers.

 

 

The engine block is cast in a single piece with impressive detail.

 

 

Detail is cast onto the bottom of the engine too.

The cowlings feature gorgeous detail inside and out. The lower engine coling is equally impressive.

 

 

The unique G-10 engine bearers are separate parts. The cowl guns and their mounts are cast as a single part each with blast tubes in place.

 

 

The front of the engine firewall and the base for the cowl guns are cast with an intricate network of wiring. These should look fantastic with some careful painting and weathering. The supercharger is equally well detailed.

The exhaust stubs are separate parts and are hollowed out at the ends.

Remaining resin parts include the splined propeller shaft, upper gun cowl and other details.

 

 

The photo-etched fret offers scale-thickness exhaust shields and small detail parts.

 

 

A small decal sheet with placards, a number jungle and larger "D" for the DB605 engine are included.

 

 

The package is rounded out with heavily illustrated instructions.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a massive upgrade for Eduard's recent 1/48 scale Bf 109 K-4 kits.

Despite the superb detail present here, Eduard has designed the engine bay to be as simple to build as possible.

I partially built the very similar Bf 109 G-6 engine some years ago and it was a pleasure to work on, I have no reason to expect that this will be any different.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2024 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 May, 2024
Last updated 21 May, 2024

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