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#1 ringleheim

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:05 AM

I have never used a resin upgrade engine or cockpit set for any Luftwaffe stuff in 1/32 scale.

 

Can anyone tell me which are the ones to get or which are the ones to avoid?  

 

I am curious to hear general recommendations but specifically I am thinking of either a BF-109 G6 build or maybe a FW-190D9 build.

 

I'd be interested in engine and cockpit for either plane.

 

My primary concern is FIT and not perfect accuracy or detail.  I have no patience for aftermarket stuff that doesn't want to fit into the kit it was made for!

 

Thanks!

Jim


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#2 mmaben

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:26 AM

Eagle Editions (parts) has nice stuff : http://www.eagle-edi...el-kits?cat=27

Problem is the stuff you're looking for is currently out of stock .

I have their K cockpit. It's quite nice but I haven't tried to stick

it yet.


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I just like airplanes

 

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#3 John Irwin

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:07 AM

I used the Aries G-6 cockpit with the Revell kit. Wonderful detail but I had horrible fit issues. Never again....

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:34 AM

I used the Aries G-6 cockpit with the Revell kit. Wonderful detail but I had horrible fit issues. Never again....

 

Interesting; I was looking at the Aires kit and thought it looked good, but you never know about fit.  I don't know how these producers make kits for this type of specific use and then the thing doesn't fit.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:20 AM

Most Aires sets look excellent until you try an fit them. That includes for instance cockpits and wheelwells. None of them fit their respective kits. 

 

     Mike Horina



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 05:19 AM

Same with the Aires gun bay for the FW190 , will never buy AIres again. 



#7 thierry laurent

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:41 AM

MDC has excellent Luftwaffe cockpit sets for the Hasegawa 109 and 190. They are not expensive, very accurate and easy to use. This would be my first recommendation, more particularly in Europe where they are quite cheaper than the Eagle options.
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#8 TonyT

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

If you can get one the figure that 21 century did in their 1/32 109 is a little gem

 

 

http://www.hyperscal...3reviewbg_1.htm


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:52 PM

For a Revell Bf.109G-6 ... have a look at Eduard Brassin 'Big Sin' set.

 

https://www.eduard.c...1-32.html?cur=2

 

Bonus is that the new thin resin cowl/buele is corrected in the bargain!

 

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#10 williamj

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:55 PM

  Go to MDC..have used 109G and FW 190.....Great fitting resin..and nicely detailed.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:08 PM

Eagle Editions (parts) has nice stuff : http://www.eagle-edi...el-kits?cat=27
Problem is the stuff you're looking for is currently out of stock .
I have their K cockpit. It's quite nice but I haven't tried to stick
it yet.

The K cockpit fits very well.

Rick

Edited by Rick Griewski, 21 February 2018 - 10:09 PM.

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#12 ringleheim

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:43 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

 

I had not heard of MDC but just spent some time wandering around at their website.

 

I think that might be the direction I go in.

 

:hmmm:



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

OK, so many have said Aires kits don't fit and they won't buy them again.

It figures that I have homed in on an Aires kit!  

 

This is #2019, the engine for the Hasegawa 1/32 FW-190 D9.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this specific kit?  I am *this close* to ordering it and hoping for the best.

 

Any comments appreciated, like, "Dear God man!  Don't do it!"  

 

:rofl:

 

 

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Edited by ringleheim, 27 February 2018 - 08:56 PM.


#14 Darren Howie

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:42 AM

The Trumpeter 109 comes with a decent starting point engine in 1/32.
Having the cowls open hides the lower cowl under curved shoukder issue which makes the nose look to pointy.
I am going that route for open engine bay 109’s the Trimpeter kits are excellent starting points for that.
Not so much for closed cowl unless someone releases a new lower front cowl.
Opened up and a little bit of work they are to me the easiest route to a great looking 32nd 109 with cowls opened.
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#15 justjim1

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 07:27 PM

the best me engine is the one made by dragon in the me 109 e can be improved by adding pipework/wires etc .






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