Dornier Do 217
Assemblies and Cowl Rings
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||CEC48345 - Do 217 Corrected Props, Spinner &
|Contents and Media:
||10 x Pieces in resin in each set
||Much improved shape for cowl ring
and spinner will be noticeable on finished Revell-Monogram kit; simple
replacement parts; excellent quality mastering and casting.
||Engine cooling fans not included.
||Recommended for anyone building the
Revell-Monogram Do 217
Reviewed by Brett Green
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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.
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
The only slight disappointment is that this set does not include the cooling
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.
Thanks to Meteor
Productions for the review sample
Cutting Edge Modelworks
Resin accessories are available at Meteor
Review and Image Copyright © 2002 by Brett
Page Created 08 June, 2002
Last updated 20 July, 2003
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