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||4086 - Dornier Do 335 Engine Set for
||USD$8.47 from Squadron.com
|Contents and Media:
||7 parts in pale green/grey-coloured
||Deceptively simple; cunningly clever
casting; great detail; good painting callouts.
open engine compartment can strike fear into the heart of even a hardened
modeller. The thought of tiny parts, wiring, and aligning parts in thin
air is certainly daunting.
CMK's engine compartment for Tamiya's 1/48 scale Dornier Do 335 takes
much of the effort out of this task. Surprisingly, it does so with very
little compromise to detail.
CMK's DB603 Engine Set is designed for the forward engine compartment
of Tamiya's single seater or two-seater kits. Don't even think of
using it anywhere else.
The set comes packed in CMK's usual cardboard-backed plastic blister
with some soft foam added for further protection.
The main part comprises three-quarters of the engine. The top, bottom,
front, back and port side are beautifully depicted in a single resin part.
Even the supercharger, electrical cabling and rear bulkhead are cast in
place. This is a remarkable piece of moulding. The detail is very crisp
and complete, and I can't imagine how the undercuts are achieved.
Four exhausts are also supplied. These are very nice replacements for
the Tamiya parts to fit the front and rear engines. The stacks are
hollowed out realistically.
other major part is the front port engine cowl. This has structural detail on
the interior of the part, and a nice supercharger intake is moulded in place.
The only shortcoming of this piece is that the outlet for the intake, on the
inside of the cowl, is solid.
One cannon barrel and the engine mounts round out this impressive but simple
The instruction sheet is small, as are the drawings therein. The kit nose
must be cut along a single panel line to facilitate the installation of the
engine, but that is the extent of modification to the kit. Colours are called
out throughout construction, with references to Humbrol and Aeromaster paints.
This is certainly an easy way to install a detailed engine bay in your
Dornier Do 335.
Thanks to Squadron for the
CMK's 1/48 scale Do 335 Engine Set is available online from
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
Page Created 29 March, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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