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  1. Thanks for Welcome! At first: here is some evidence to support of my words: (images extracted from Militaria in Detail Vol.5, Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 in detail, Wyd.Militaria. out of print. Used for discussion purposes only) (image extracted from Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 by R. Peczkowski, Mushroom Model Publications, out of print. Used for discussion purposes only):, And some links to photos from well known website devoted to 109: http://www.109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/163306/163306_5.jpg http://www.109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/14792/14792tp_05.jpg http://www.109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/14792/14792tp_14.jpg http://www.109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/14792/14792tp_20.jpg For inner side of same fragment look at photo of Revell's G-6: , next look at Barracudas part, identical at that fragment: http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32169&cat=33 And finally look at The RealThing: http://www.109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/410077/410077as-36.JPG http://www.109lair.hobbyvista.com/walkaround/14792/14792tp_06.jpg So, there is no trace of any extra frame with rivets around depression for wheel. Believe me or not: there was no variations in this area of wing with bulges for 650x160 wheels. All preserved examples ( witch such wings) are the same at that specific point, flyable "Warbirds" (in fact all are Buchonschmitts) too. Of course we can discuss about value of destructs, derelics and about quality of some "restorations", but not in this case, I think. I like Roy's products (wheels are the best!!!), have some, also have alot of respect to his researches and work! Just searched for such correcting parts for wings and I didn't found any pleasing me. Sorry for my poor English, Best Regards Frankenschmitt
  2. Hello! Although Roy's explanation of wheel weel bulge cross-section sounds logically, the fact is hat the peak of the bulge is closer to it's straight edge. Just look on the photos (for example : Modeller's Eye #3, p. 44, fig. 124-127, or in any good internet walkaround). So Revell designers were not far from truth in that case. The set repeats incorrect design of inner fragment of wheelbay roof: there was no riveted frame around depression for wheel , just single metal sheet with kidney-shaped depression with whole lot of rivets around... Anyway, perfectly cast, good replacement for many Erla G-10s. Cheers: Frankenschmitt
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