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Good kit, but some very delicate parts.
on 2 November 2015
I was sent this kit in error by Deanos Games, who kindly allowed me to keep it. The detail and fit are very good, with only a couple of awkward parts. The first is that the (well detailed) cockpit tub is slightly too wide and needs filing to allow the fuselage to fit between the wings (I dry assembled with tac first) - if you follow the instructions, by this stage the fuselage will be assembled and then it would be much harder to fettle and fit. The second is part A17 that fits in a hole on the underside of the port wing in step 9; however this is later covered by a decal Luftwaffe cross that would be nearly impossible to fit cleanly around the part. The decals themselves are good quality and shrank into the (recessed) panel lines, so this hole was visible later (allowing you to fit A17 right at the end of the build).
The paints are in small plastic pots that explode everywhere on opening.
The canopy is very thin, if a little brittle, and comes in three parts, allowing it to be modelled open or closed.
As a couple other reviewers have mentioned there are some very small and delicate parts in this kit. A simpler, easier to build, 109 is Airfix's Bf109G-6 (A02029A) kit (note: model only, no paints, etc.); it has fewer parts, omitting the cockpit detail; variable flaps & rudder; pitot tubes; and comes with a single piece canopy.