RB Productions | RB-P32005: Bf 109G/K Erla Haube

Reviewed by Randy Bumgardner

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And here we are again... with a fine, detailed photo-etch set from Radu Brinzan. This time he's released the Bf 109G/K detailed canopy. The set consists of 25 PE parts, a clear acetate sheet, and some well illustrated instructions.

The PE comes on a nicely thin fret with minimal tabs holding the parts to the fret. This allows the modeler to easily remove the parts and easily clean them up with a file or sanding stick. Radu thoughtfully placed a cutting template onto the acetate sheet so accurate cuts can be made of the canopy clear parts. A very nice touch. The template can then be removed by simply soaking in water. The instructions are very thorough and well illustrated. Radu gives a few tips on working with PE, and there are plenty of illustrations and diagrams to aid the modeler with the assembly of the canopy.

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This set is designed for the Hasegawa Bf 109G series. It can be used straight off the fret on the G-2, G-4, G-6, and G-14. The G-10 and K-4 versions have a somewhat flattened spine. So, with a little sanding, this set can also be used with these kits. Radu provides a template in the instructions for sanding the spine and getting the canopy fitted properly. So, I guess this PE set can be used with all of the Hasegawa 109s that used the Erla canopy.

Here are some sample images, demonstrating a built sample:

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Highly Recommended.

Available from www.radub.com.

© Randy Bumgardner 2007

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This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016