Stilicho Well,there are more differences between an"F" ad a "G" than gun breech covers and the oil filter. I think Erich's machine differed from Gerhard's by more than the personal "Tulip" also -but you did get a 3 piece canopy as well. Jo-Han here claims to have invented the idea of putting numbers on tabs next to the parts; these being the same as those on the assembly drawings. If so, they were real pioneers.
Bill Gilman Jo-Han! Boy, there is a name from the past. Whatever happened to this company? I used to build their model cars - strange moulding technique. The bonnet, roof, and boot (hood, roof, and trunk) were all one piece, but each side (consisting of the fenders and doors) were separate. Very weird.
2. April 2012 at 17:33:59
Dave Flitton According to Wikipedia - "Jo-Han is a manufacturer of plastic scale model car promotionals and kits originally based in Detroit. The company was founded there in 1947 by tool and die maker John Hanley - a year before West Gallogly's AMT and about the same time as PMC. After changing hands a couple of times, Jo-Han models are now produced sporadically by Okey Spaulding in Covington, KY."
2. April 2012 at 17:41:05
Bill Gilman Thanks - I never knew they made any aircraft models, though, I thought it was just cars. Just curious, how is the kit?
2. April 2012 at 21:18:20
Burkhard D Quite nice IMO. I think it was the first Bf109 kit in 72 with engraved panel lines and also the first (and only?) with underwing 20mm gun pods and Werfergranate 21 launchers.
Burkhard D In the early 80s this was rated as the best Bf109G kit available. I think it was the only one that came with 'Kanonenboot' underwing gun pods and also with Werfergranate 21 launchers if I remember correctly.
26. February 2012 at 17:30:37
Burkhard D And I just got another one on Ebay, whohoo! :-D
26. February 2012 at 17:35:19
Holger Kranich A lil treasure, if in stash... But why "F or G"? Are both versions included?
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