1/48 Eduard BF-110E Profipack Edition
- Product Name : Bf 110E ProfiPack Edition
- Product Number : 8203
- Manufacturer : Eduard
This is the Profipack Edition which boast extras which cannot be found on the normal or the weekend editions of the same model. What ususally means for the buyer is that the kit comes with masking for canopies and wheels, photo edge godies and perhaps the odd bit of resin (Brassin as Eduard calls it).
The Kit comes in the standard Eduard sturdy box depicting a Bf-110E flying in a dogfight against a russian plane.
- 7 sprues with a total of 331 parts, which 55 will not be used.
- 2 Clear parts sprues
- Around 80 PE parts.
- A resin dachshunds
- Decals and stencils for 5 different versions.
The kit benefits from Eduard quality: No noticeable flash in any sprue, nice clear parts and hardly, if any, sink marks or ejector pins… at least on visible areas.
Details are all there: Engraved panel lines and some riveting, which once a wash is applied, it would look just awesome.
On the small parts there are seam lines here and there that would need a cleanup, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to eliminate them with a bit of patience and a razor blade. This is one of those kits that would look acceptable out of the box, but you can always add some extra details or weathering to make it an excellent kit. Saying that, I wouldn’t recommend this kit to beginners simply because there is a lot of small parts that one can lose track of time putting together and the canopy itself is just huge for a fighter plane. Luckily the mask will take care of that problem when it comes to painting the canopy, but nevertheless there is work to do ahead for a good result.
The resin parts are dachshunds, mascots of the 1. (Z)/JG 77.
One feature of this kit is the “pilots office”. Here you will find an endless part counts and the PE which will make it into a very detailed cockpit… and it must be, under that huge canopy it leaves little margin for error!
Instructions are Eduard’s standard format which I find easy to follow… most of the time. There have been cases where you will have to take a good look of the part and dry fit it before gluing them. Is all about taking your time with it and enjoying it.
- Best BF-110E out there
- Excellent details
- Lots of painting choice
- Not for beginners
This is a must have. It is just beautiful. They have made sure that the most visible part, the cockpit is well taken care of making this kit the best BF110 out there. If you have the cash and the will, go and get it now.