1/72 Gemini Aces GALFT3005 Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG 52, "Yellow 1", Hermann Graf Kharkov, Ukraine, January 1942
One of the well known German fighter planes of WWII and the GA model features in my collection. Admittedly I bought all my GA 109 models because of the cheap price.
Overall accuracy of the model appears reasonably good. There are some aspects I'm not sure about the accuracy of - wing dihedral, prop blades and no cockpit armor plating. The landing gear doesn't look quite realistic and I'm inclined to blame the rolling wheels. Paint finish is actually good but not so the build quality. Quite noticeable is the wing root join to the fuselage, probably say it's average.
An external belly fuel tank is included but not fitted on my model. Parts are included for gear up display as well as a stand. Ailerons and rudder are movable and the prop can turn.
It is an okay model and it does look like a 109F. Worth picking up if you find a good deal on one particularly the Galland 109. I heard it has become extremely hard to find.
Post by PBRStreetgang on Aug 23, 2016 20:48:19 GMT
I have a couple of Gemini's Frederick 109s. I think they are beaut little tooling. I think the biggest criticism from the collectorate is the canopy is a tad large,.....but to my eye, its barely noticeable and as far as I know, Gemini is the only manufacturer of the Frederick (other than the cheapy brands).
So what not to like?
Nicely done E_F and its a reminder that I will continue pick these up on occasion when the opportunity presents.
"In my opinion the plan was not serious, especially the NAVY didnt want to have the responsibility. And the NAVY has asked the Air Force to, first of all to establish, the absolute air superiority over the invasion area. And the preparation the NAVY did were not very convincing."