- Manufacturer: Eduard
- Scale: 1:32
- Aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Trop
- Markings: Yellow 4 | JG 27 | North Africa 1941
- Aftermarket: Master 109E Armament Set | Eduard Brassin wheel set
Eduard’s 1/32 Bf 109E-7 Trop is, overall, a solid kit. The rivet and panel detail is gorgeous, the build-up is mostly trouble-free, and the Cartograf decal sheet is extraordinary.
Unfortunately, the kit isn’t without its faults, or rather, areas for improvement. The upper cowl is clearly meant to be left aside to expose the engine, and fits poorly with the rest of the fuselage, and several minor pieces suffer from a lack of positive location, making them difficult to position. The cockpit, while detailed, could be even moreso and, oddly, the PE included with this kit doesn’t seem quite up to the same breathtaking standards as Eduard’s PE sets for other 1/32 kits.
None of these flaws would keep me from building another Eduard 109, but it’s always best to go into a kit with your eyes open.
- On the Bench
- Build Report 1: The Cockpit
- Build Report 2: Main Assembly
- Build Report 3: Painting
- Build Report 4: Markings, Weathering and Final Touches
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