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Bf 109 G-6 Upgrades
for the Revell kit

BarracudaCast, 1/32 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Scale, Description and Price:

BarracudaCast Item Nos.:

BR32157 - Bf 109 G-6 Upper Gun Cowling (Standard). USD$11.95

BR32158 - Bf 109 G-6 Upper Gun Cowling (Erla). USD$11.95

BR32448 - Bf 109 Separate Control Surfaces. USD$13.95

All available online from Barracuda Studio's website

Contents and Media: 1/32
Scale: See details below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Improvement over kit parts; subtly detailed and perfectly cast; simple cleanup and installation; thinner trailing edges for control surfaces.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: These are all high quality replacement upgrades for Revell's Bf 109 G-6 kit.

Reviewed by Brett Green

F i r s t L o o k

 

 

BarracudaCast has returned to one of its favourite subjects with three new releases for Revell's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 and G-10 kits.

Please note that my studio lights have washed out lot of the fine recessed and raised detail on the resin parts, but they look great in real life!

 

BR32157 - Bf 109 G-6 Upper Gun Cowling (Standard)

The space between the gun troughs on Revell's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/14 kit on the upper cowl is too narrow.

 

 

BarracudaCast has released a resin replacement upper gun cowling with the pressed gun troughs typical of standard Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6.

 

 

The spacing, details and dimensions of the troughs have been corrected on the new resin part.

 

 

Cleanup should not be difficult. A spine is cast onto the inside of the cowl and this will need to be carefully cut off.

 

 

Illustrated instructions are included.

 


 

BR32158 - Bf 109 G-6 Upper Gun Cowling (Erla)

Next up is a corresponding upper cowl for Bf 109 G-6s produced at Messerschmitt's Erla factory at Leipzig.

 

 

This differed in having separate gun trough panel inserts with an elongated tear-drop shape rather than the angular pressed troughs fitted at other factories.

 

 

Don't confuse this with the Revell G-10 Erla kit. This cowl is for the G-6 kit.


 

BR32448 - Bf 109 Separate Control Surfaces

 

 

The control surfaces on the Revell 1/32 scale Bf 109 G kits feature prominently raised stitching and raised circles - I presume they are supposed to be inspection points.

 

 

BarracudaCast has released a set of replacement control surfaces with more subtle rib tape and stitching texture. They have supplied elevators, ailerons and the small-style of rudder.

 

 

The raised circles are eliminated, and the trailing edges are much thinner than the kit parts too.

 

 

These will be close to a drop-fit replacement for the kit parts.

 

 

These are all high quality replacement upgrades for Revell's Bf 109 G-6 kit.

Thanks to Barracuda Studios for the images and information


Barracuda Studio products are available online from their website


Text and Images Copyright 2021 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 16 June, 2021
Last updated 18 June, 2021

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