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#1 Vitor Costa

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

Hello 

 

My first time here! I generally build 1/72 and 1/48, but i want to start building 1/32 too. Due to the price of the kits, much more expensive than the ones in the smaller scales i want to stay on the WWII fighters, being the Luftwaffe the most appreciated. So I have some questions that i hope you guys can give.
I saw that Hasegawa, Revell and Trumpeter/Hobby Boss rules the market, i read lots about it but mostly from people that doesn't build the kits, only make the inbox review... not a bad thing but when we put the parts together things tend to change a bit

So my question, best brand? Best Bf 109 and Fw 190 (short "nose").

 

Thank you in advance for your help, you guys have some really inspiring builds! 

Even if i only made the registar now, im a frequent visitant here for some time.

 

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#2 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:23 PM

Welcome aboard Vitor!

 

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#3 Mark P

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:29 PM

I think to get an answer for this question, you should ask which variant of the 109. E, F,G, or K?

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:14 PM

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Hi Vitor ... like Mark says, what variant of 109 do you prefer? Mine is the Emil-1 and for that I went for the Eduard kit, not entirely shake n bake like modern Tamiya or Revell, but lots of 109 choices for sure in 1/32.

Its my personal guess the next Tamiya 1/32 release might be a 109 or perhaps 190, but no guarantees, lots of 109 choices though already in 1/32.


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#5 Vitor Costa

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:17 PM

Hello guys

 

Thank you for your feedback. I was talking about the F' G' K's... 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

I'd say Hasegawa for the 109s, especially the F. It's a great kit.  If you want an Emil, go with Wingtech or Eduard.

 

As far as the 190 short nose goes, I really like the Revell kit, but others like the Hasegawa.


Edited by Clunkmeister, 13 February 2018 - 06:26 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

Welcome aboard, Vitor!

 

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You can't go wrong with Hasegawa for your choice of 1/32 scale 109s and 190s. Just avoid their ancient Emil kit!

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

I'd say Hasegawa for the 109s, especially the F. It's a great kit.  If you want an Emil, go with Wingtech or Eduard.

 

As far as the 190 short nose goes, I really like the Revell kit, but others like the Hasegawa.

 

I agree 100%. I'm working on the Dragon/Wing Tech/Cyber Hobby Bf 109E-4B right now, and it's a great kit. For the 190A/F, the Hasegawa kits (the newer ones), are very impressive, as is the newer Revell F-8 kit.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

There is no 'BEST' generation 2 109 as such alas! All kits from Hasegawa, Revell or Trumpeter have various issues, assembly difficulties or inaccuracies. For a generation 1, the Dragon kit is indeed the best kit.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:59 AM

There are 2 Fw190 short noses. The A-3/4 (shortest noses)

only kitted by PCM and no longer available, and the A-5 and

upward (shorter than the D but longer than the A-3/4)

best kitted by Hasegawa.

 

There did I confuse things well enuff ?  :wacko:

 

Oh and welcome Vitor  :hi:


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#11 Clunkmeister

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:00 AM

Yes, excuse my shortsightedness. Welcome!!!
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:15 AM

I had to go back and check, as I had forgotten I had the Dragon "E" as well. I bought it because it was on sale, so that was a good impulse buy.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:33 AM

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For starting out in 1/32, to borrow a phrase from a Tamiya instruction sheet, "To get the hand of it", I would find the best price deal for a Revell and/or a Hasegawa kits, building them OOB.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:29 AM

Hello guys

 

Thank you for your feedback. I was talking about the F' G' K's... 

 

If you can convince yourself to be interested in the Emil, get the Eduard kit in 1/32 scale; it's the best 109 kit of any variant in that scale in my opinion.

 

For the later variants go with Hasegawa, but they are different kinds of kits; much less detail but still nice and they fit well.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:52 AM

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