Bf 109G-6 Brassin cockpit
Possible that the best cockpit set Eduard ever release is the one, for their Bf 109G-6 kit. Even many details are far better then similar details they provided in other kits.
Lets give some basic info- this set is from Brassin series, it is Bf 109G-6 cockpit, for Eduard kit and its stock code is 648240. Scale is 1/48. It come in mighty looking black box and small photo give fast look what’s inside. Opening box give so nice surprise as well there is much more material then I expected. Two sheet of etched brass is there, one is pre painted, great number of resin parts including one transparent set.
As well basic color is RLM 66, I have paint all resin parts in this color (not transparent) as well non painted etched set. Next to go is some post shading and then parts was ready for work. Of course, you can choose another approach. In this assembly, I have strictly follow instructions and goes step by step. Pilot seat is first completed, with seat belts and it is attached to cockpit main part. Assembly followed by add of the cannon cover and foot controls. This foot controls are most complex Eduard ever made. They consist from basic parts where few elements need to bent, then one bottom element, on which this part will be attach to bottom and small belts. As well this is just few millimeter, it is really great amount of details included there. There is two options for instrument panel, one which include all elements on it and need to place instrument panel decal from kit and another which is flat and use etched parts for instrument panel. I used another one. Basic instrument include there five parts+ handles on it.
Side cockpit panels are so detailed, include so many interior elements. Most of them are in basic cockpit color but some need to be painted. On all of this comes several etched parts and also three transparent resin parts. When completed, they are closed on each side and main section is completed. Then it need to be put inside fuselage. To manage this, all elements from kit inside fuselage need to be removed and wall to be sand down one millimeter. Then cockpit hub set perfectly and fuselage half’s close properly.
Another part which is complicated is gun sight. There is two variation provided, early and later. So, on main part, it look like pole, attach in place where is gun sight, first one bent etched part and on it comes another. And on this comes two transparent gun sights. A bit tricky as well it is very small but can be made with some care and attention. Two variations was also provided for cover behind pilot head, on fuselage and also there is two versions of protective armor. One is simple plate used in early models of Bf 109G-6 and other is later, with armor glass inside (transparent resin is used in this case).
Final result is more then impressive, very detailed cockpit and nice looking! No matter it is complex, no more then one day is need to make it complete. You sample you can find here and big thanks to Eduard for provide me sample product!