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Bf 109 K-4 Radio Compartment

Eduard BRASSIN , 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648961 - Bf 109 K-4 Radio Compartment

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media:

Ten pieces in grey resin; four photo-etched parts; instructions.

Price:

USD$16.95 plus shipping available from Eduard

GBP£10.30 (£8.58 Eport Price) plus shipping available from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

High quality casting, lovely detail; straightfoward assembly.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

Eduard's BRASSIN Radio Compartment is a fairly straightforward upgrade for your Eduard Kurfurst, and a nice way to customise your model. Highly Recommended.


Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Eduard has released a number of related accessories in their BRASSIN range in conjunction with its new-tool 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 kits

One of these is a detailed Radio Compartment.

 

 

Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Bf 109 K-4 Radio Compartment comprises ten 3d printed resin pieces four in photo-etch, plus instructions.

Casting quality is perfect on my sample. The large sidewall sections and the radio equipment will be easy to remove from their fine strips and block. A razor saw, a new hobby blade and a measure of patience should do the trick.

 

 

The compartment hatch and mounting frame are supplied as photo-etched parts.

 

 

Eduard has thoughtfully moulded the inside of the radio hatch thinner on the kit fuselage.

 

 

I scored the inside edges, then cut a cross between the corners, allowing me to simply push the waste plastic out and clean up the edges.

 

 

The photo-etched frame for the radio compartment hatch may be superglued into the opening.

 

 

I built the G-6 radio compartment some years ago. I painted my radio compartment in accordance with the only Bf 109 G-6 that I have inspected in person - W.Nr 163824 at the Australian War Memorial.

 

 

The fuselage interior appears to have a clear protective coating over bare metal and is embossed with factory stencils. The yellow colour on the plywood mounts is not paint but a wood impregnation. It could be a either yellowish or a greenish colour. The same goes for the inner face of wooden hatches on the Bf 109, Fw 190 D-9, Me 262 etc (thanks to Vincent Kermorgant for this information).

 

 

The base sidewall colour is Tamiya's AS-12 Airframe Silver decanted from the spray can and applied with my airbrush. Weathering was done with a wash of Winsor & Newton Lamp Black and Raw Umber oil paints thinned in lighter fluid. The radio boxes were sprayed with Tamiya XF-24 Dark Grey. I found that Tamiya XF-4 Yellow Green was a fair match for the wooden bases, although a translucent coat over a tan colour might have been better. Details were picked out with Vallejo acrylics and a fine brush.

 

 

This was a fast and satisfying project.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Eduard's BRASSIN Radio Compartment is a fairly straightforward upgrade for your Eduard Kurfurst, and a nice way to customise your model.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text Copyright 2024 by Brett Green
Page Created 20 June, 2024
Last updated 11 June, 2024

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