I picked up the new Eduard bf109g6 and the Bronco P40c AVG kit this afternoon. Both were priced similarly. The P40 really impressed me, and I may get another. Interestingly, Bronco shows a photo of an AVG airman with the "blood chit" sewn on his back. First one I've ever seen that wasn't sewn on a leather jacket. Anyway there's a replica of it in the kit. The 109 kit was nice, but way over priced in my book. Just can't see where it's twenty dollars better than the others. Decals were exceptional, and came with a full set of stencils. Props don't look right to me for a G6, and the spinner might and might not be. Compared to the Dragon BF109E series in 1/32 (about $5 cheaper) it's second rate.
Cool,I was waiting to hear some feedback on the Bronco kit
The P40 kit has a couple oddball quirks, but nothing to hinder construction. My only disappointment was the lack of decals for Pappy Boyington (may have only flew a P40e). First thing I noticed was how many parts were in the box! Trust me there's a bunch. Just looks like it's going to be a great build.
I compared the 109 with a couple other 1/48th kits and some pics. I see little advance over the Fujimi series, but with the exception of the interior and control surfaces. Some things I felt the Fujimi and Hasegawa were better to be truthful. Still it's a very nice kit, but not a $49 kit! I put it as a slight improvement over the Zvezda 109f4.
I suspect my next build will be the AMK L29. Yet I found a Bronco Panzer IIf in my stash this morning. Where it came from, I have no idea. Yet I can see Barbarossa on the horizon.
All the above may well tie in with another post I'm going to make in the "pub"
P.S. I don't know if you've ever been to Wright Patterson AFB, but they have a real silk Blood Chit on display. Left a lump in my throat! They also have a leather jacket with the Blood Chit sewn on the back. I'm going to have my Blood Chit framed, and proudly display it!!!
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2016 16:36:23 GMT -5 by sturmbird