Saturday, January 2

Border Model's 35th scale Bf-109G6 - Yes - 35th scale!!!

It seems Border Model has gone all "Airfix" on us and named their latest large scale fighter aircraft in a non-standard scale. This new Bf-109G6 looks pretty standard, except for the fact that it is in 1/35th scale instead of 1/32nd scale! We look at the info on hand and the kit's possibilities in our preview...


Border Model's 35th scale Bf-109 G-6 - Yes - 35th scale!!!

Bf-109 G-6
From Border Model
1/35th scale
Kit No# BF 001
The kit comes with a full engine
Transparent gun bay with full gun interior
Transparent engine cover
Photo Etch parts included
With everything that will sell pretty much "done" in most of the popular scales, model companies are looking for any edge they can find to sell new kits. Some have gone for really niche products, and others for larger and more obscure aircraft in different scales, and in the case of this new release from Border Model - a whole new scale.

A preview image of one of the test shots at a recent model show in Shanghai
There HAVE been several 35th scale aircraft released in recent times, the gliders from Bronco,. the Storch from Tri-star and the V-1 flying bombs from Special Hobby. This new Bf-109G-6 is the first really mainstream kit to be released in 35th scale that we can remember of recent times. A bold move, but also one that will polarize modellers we think.

The sprues of the kit at the Shanghai New Year model show - 6 regular plus transparent plastic on offer
In a way, this is thinking outside the box and congratulations must be made, a more diverse scene is what we all want, and those diorama model makers will finally have something dead-on in scale to match their 1/35th scale figures in a crash or airfield diorama. 

The kit features:
- The kit comes with a full engine
- Transparent gun bay with full gun interior
- Transparent engine cover
- Photo Etch parts included
We will have more on this kit as it is announced and into the market - it will be interesting to think what modellers say about the new scale in such a hallowed airframe - time and the market will tell!

For more on Border Models products look at their website - Ohh did we mention a 35th scale Ju-87G Stuka is also on the way?