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Dornier
Do 335A-0/1
Fuel Tank & Cover

CMK

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 4085 - Dornier Do 335 Fuel Set for TAMIYA
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$8.47 from Squadron.com
Contents and Media: 3 parts in pale green/grey-coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Simple; fuel tank and surrounds cleverly cast in one piece; cover is very thin; minimal modification to kit; will lend variety to an aircraft with little variety in finish
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

This simple conversion comprises only three pieces in green/grey resin. It is suitable only for the single-seater version of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Dornier Do 335.

CMK's Fuel Set includes a one-piece fuel tank complete with forward and rear bulkheads, glycol tanks, fuel caps, strap detail and wiring all moulded on. This is a great piece of casting! A shallow casting block on the bottom of this part can probably be left in place. It should not foul with the kit parts. 

The remaining parts are an ultra-thin cover with internal structural detail, and a fuel access flap.

The instructions suggest thinning the kit's fuselage sidewalls before installing the fuel tank. I'd further recommend lots of dry-fitting to ensure the best possible fit for the cover on the kit fuselage.

One of the few criticisms of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Dornier Do 335 is the relentlessly dull splinter camouflage finish. This set will help break up all that green with a splash of black and grey! CMK's Fuel Set is certainly a simple way to make people look twice at your Arrow, and at less than USD$8.50 it won't break the bank either.

Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.



CMK's 1/48 scale Do 335 Fuel Tank and Cover
are available online from Squadron.com


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 29 March, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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