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REVIEW
1:32 Bf 109G-6
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 10:32 PM UTC
I'm not jealous - not jealous at all! Julian Sallows takes a first look at Revell's brand new largescale Gustav.

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Thanks!
JPTRR
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 05:36 AM UTC
A lot of very interesting details here. I find the cowling parts an intriguing design. That clear fuel line is awesome! I am glad they didn't just rebox the Hasegawa model.

Good review!
Gremlin56
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 05:48 AM UTC
Thank you Frederick, the cowling covers would seem to indicate more sub-variants in the pipeline.
Cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 10:51 AM UTC
I like your attitude Rowan. LIke you I don't count rivets or fuss over a part that scales out to be a millimeter off.To me it's the fun of the build and the feeling of accomplishment when done. That 109 is definitely on my to do list.I might add a motor but I'll pretty much stick to out of the box. Revell I think has great kits for the cost.Thanks for the review.
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 06:38 PM UTC
I bought this kit from T7 Models for £20.99, discounted from £22.99 at the Air Day at RNAS Culdrose, so a bit of a bargain. It isn't showing in Martins on line shop but I know that he has a couple left so drop him an email

I concur with everything that Julian says about this kit, it is very nice and exceptional value, go and get one
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 08:21 PM UTC
It's a nice review of something that seems to be a fairy nice kit. Thanks Julian for your input!
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013 - 05:14 AM UTC
Jack, Mal, Michal,
thanks gentlemen. I have ordered some quickboost exhausts and MG barrels, (I am sure I have some Master Model brass barrels somewhere in my stash if I can only find them.......).
Also ordered a 1/32 Luftwaffe pilot for if I decide to do a dio of this aircraft and finally some Lifecolour RLM Yellow.
This should beef up the build when I get around to it.
Cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 05:43 AM UTC
Good review! Well that is not a secret for people call me an 109 expert. The model really looks like 109G but there are some tweaks to be done. Well Beale size is stilla matter of questions as I have not found the theory yet similar to one we have used in Zvezda model. But some things on the cowlings should be corrected if you need more 109 than you would have had from the box. There should be no gap between the compressor intake and the buldge.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 05:56 AM UTC
Thank you Mansur, I will bear in mind the lack of gap between compressor intake and and cowling bulge. The compressor intake has visible connection points on its lip for the tropical filter. Do you think it is necessary to add such small details in 1/32?
cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 10:54 AM UTC
Thanks for the great review Julian. I'm usually not big on German subjets, but you helped
bdanie6
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 10:55 AM UTC
damn and blast....but you helped Revell sell me a G-6
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 02:34 AM UTC
Thanks Bruce,
cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 07:45 AM UTC

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Do you think it is necessary to add such small details in 1/32?
cheers,
Julian


Well only if you are a real 109 geek
If not still noone could say it is a Spitfire
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 02:25 AM UTC

Glad to hear I am not a real 109 geek. No way am I going to try and drill those holes, and as you say: no one will mistake this model for a Spitfire
Cheers,
Julian
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 09:30 AM UTC

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I am glad they didn't just rebox the Hasegawa model.


For the price of the AM stuff needed to fix the Hase kit, you could buy this one (I built two, and helped Eagle Parts support kids in college, hahaha, including the spinner, blades, oil cooler cover, turbo charger intake, and drop tanks). I have never understood the loyalty shown to that kit by modelers who should know better. Maybe once upon a time Hasegawa's kits were state-of-the-art, but like Tamiya's armor kits, their older line is showing its age. This looks like a winner to me, especially given the option of the tall tail!

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Good review!


You can say that again (I just did)!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 08:09 AM UTC
Great review Julian.
And you are 100% correct about people judging kits from sprue shots etc. I am with you and if it looks like a Bf 109 then it fulfils its mission.
Are you going to do a build log for it one day?
Cheers mate
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 01:49 AM UTC
Julian, thanks for the well written & detailed review. Like most things in life, there is always a trade off. Sure sounds and look to me that Revell has produced a really accurate model for the price, and at that price we're getting a real bargain.

Joel