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Werner's Wings / Hasegawa 1/32 scale
Avia S-199 Mezek

by Brett Green

Avia S-199 Mezek



Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 is available online from Squadron

 

Description

 

Here is my 20th completed model of 2013 - Werner's Wings' 1/32 scale Avia S-199 conversion.

This conversion was done on Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14, but the set provides a tall tail and other parts that will allow it to be used on the G-2, G-4 or G-6 kits too.

 

 

After cleanup and actually identifying the parts, the conversion itself was quite straightforward. Fit was excellent, with very little filler required - quite unusual for such a comprehensive transformation.

 

 

I used Barracuda Studios' 1/32 scale Bf 109 G-5/6/14 wheels, as Floyd Werner advised that the ones in the conversion are not correct for this aircraft. Although the S-199 had the large wheel bulges, apparently these were to accommodate the new wheel geometry of the regular G-6 wheels, not the wider G-10/K-4 wheels as supplied by Werner's Wings.

 

 

The only other aftermarket I used were Eduard's microtextile and metal harness straps and airscale instrument dial decals.

 

 

I replaced a few of the delicate resin parts with plastic strip and rod, while the DF loop, Morane whip and a few other bits and pieces were added from scratch.

This is a great conversion. It has sold out already, but Floyd advises that he will be doing a very limited second production run. I'll make a note on "What's New" when these are available.

I'll be writing this model up for a detailed construction article in Issue 35 of Military Illustrated Modeller, Aircraft Edition.

Thanks to Werner's Wings for the sample.


Model, Images and Text Copyright 2013 by Brett Green
Page Created 16 December, 2013
Last Updated 16 December, 2013

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