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1:48 Bf 109E Cockpit Upgrade
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 11:12 AM UTC


Here's a look at S.B.S Model's new resin / etched upgrade designed for both the Hasegawa and Tamiya quarterscale Emils.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 02:13 AM UTC
Very nice detail set !

Will go great with the emil I have in the stash !
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 02:19 AM UTC
Well, it might be nice, but
designed for both the Hasegawa and Tamiya quarterscale Emils.

sound very suspicious ....

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 04:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

sound very suspicious ....



Steffen, you see evil everywhere!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 05:09 AM UTC
True, but if it suits every kit there must be some compromize ....
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 05:22 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

S.B.S Model have included alternative parts to fit the Tamiya and Hasegawa fuselages.

In truth, any upgrade set involves some compromise - by it's very nature it can't 100% accurate, and if it was it wouldn't fit any kit.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 05:35 AM UTC
Hi Rowan

Not trying to sabotage this review or thread! But if I am not wrong there are only separate dash boards and the PE. My comment is not aimed at accuracy (scale thickness!!!) but rather fit ...

all the best

Steffen
P.S: Seems i have problems to (ex)press my thoughts into understandable sentences today: What I mean is, that I would prefer a specifical designed set for a kit over a generalized "suits all sizes" appoach.
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 09:50 AM UTC
Hi Steffen

I think we're coming from the same place - and I shared your concerns. I think S.B.S have found a good compromise to ensure a really nice "office" for both kits - of course, the acid test will be be to see just how well it fits in both instances. Now you've got me wanting two sets for a comparison build!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 08:08 PM UTC
Hi there,

I have some photos about the fit of SBS Bf-109E cockpit. (both in Tamiya, and Hasegawa kits)
As it shown in the instruction sheet, the modeler has to reduce the thickness of the kit part. Yes, a bit work is neccessary, but it's not a big surgery.

Both models (detail set as well) made by Hungarian modeler Gábor Fóth

Tamiya kit:


Hasegawa kit:








Best regards

Csaba
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 09:06 PM UTC
Thank you Csaba!

So you are going the early Aires approach, to be rather correct and letting the modeler adjust the kit (nowadays they tend to make the set fit the kit). Thats fine with me, but it is good to know in advance.

BTW your painted cockpit looks excellent!!

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 09:21 PM UTC
Hi Steffen,

It was just an accident In the future we will release sets as 'one set for one kit'

Our next (Bf-109G-10) is for Hasegawa, not Hasegawa and Revell

Cheers

Csaba
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 09:42 PM UTC
Hi Csaba

Please pass on my compliments to Gábor - his work is superb!

I'm really looking forward to seeing the 'G-10 set.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 09:47 PM UTC
Thanks for the additional inf, Csaba!

I must say, that especially with Aftermarket sets I can't really appreciate them without having these before myself. from photos it is always hard to tell and I should have trusted Rowans words ( ) still i stand to what I wrote above and I am glad you focus on specific kits


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Our next (Bf-109G-10) is for Hasegawa, not Hasegawa and Revell



Well, I have one of the monograms in the stash and honestly it deserves a good cockpit too ... despite being moulded in dark green styrene it is a nice kit, especially if you consider its age ...

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 12:40 AM UTC
Just a note, SBS Model is a Hungarian outfit, not German.

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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 01:14 AM UTC

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Just a note, SBS Model is a Hungarian outfit, not German.




Hi Gábor

Quite true. Where have we said they're German? I'll correct it.

I'm reviewing SBS Model's new Bf 109G-10 set at the moment - it's a real beauty!

All the best

Rowan