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Dornier Do 217
Replacement Propeller Assemblies and Cowl Rings

 

Cutting Edge

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Scale and Price: CEC48345 - Do 217 Corrected Props, Spinner & Cowl Rings
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 10 x Pieces in resin in each set
Price: USD$13.99
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Much improved shape for cowl ring and spinner will be noticeable on finished Revell-Monogram kit; simple replacement parts; excellent quality mastering and casting.
Disadvantages: Engine cooling fans not included.
Recommendation: Recommended for anyone building the Revell-Monogram Do 217

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

FirstLook

 

Revell-Monogram's 1/48 scale Dornier Do 217 is a very nice kit, but a few areas could be more accurate. Perhaps the most obvious aspect that might be improved is the forward engine cowl and propeller assembly. The cowl openings seem to gape too widely, the spinners are somewhat bulbous in profile and the cooling fans are crude.

Most of these issues are addressed by Cutting Edge's new 1/48 scale "Do 217 Corrected Props, Spinner & Cowl Rings".

As the name suggests, resin replacements are provided for the kit propeller blades, spinners and forward cowl rings. These resin replacements are noticeably better shaped than their plastic kit counterparts, and will restore a closer-cowled look to your Do 217. The profile of the spinners is also clearly more accurate.

The only slight disappointment is that this set does not include the cooling fans.

Casting is excellent, although one of my cowl rings has a rare pin-hole in the front. Ten seconds with putty will take care of this minor problem. Casting blocks have been minimized to ensure quick and painless removal. Special thought has obviously been put into the location and size of the blocks on the spinners.

The spinners themselves are each cast in a single piece incorporating the baseplate, internal hub and spinner cap. Shallow locating circles are recessed into the hub. These should be fairly secure if the modeller leaves a millimetre on the ends of the propeller blade mounts when they are removed from their casting blocks. For extra strength, I recommend drilling the propeller blades and the locating holes and adding a short length of wire reinforcement.

The resin items are a genuine drop-fit replacement for the kit parts.

Anybody building Revell-Monogram's 1/48 scale Dornier Do 217 would be well advised to check out this useful resin accessory.

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample
 


Cutting Edge Modelworks Resin accessories are available at Meteor Productions Website


Review and Image Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 08 June, 2002
Last updated 20 July, 2003

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