Ju 88 Fin, Rudders and Wheels

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Catalogue No.: CV018 - Ju 88 A4 Fin and Rudder
CV020 - Ju 88 A4 Later Fin and Rudder
CV021 - Ju 88 Main Wheels
Scale: 1/48
Media: Resin
Review Type: In Package
Rating: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

S u m m a r y

Contents: CV018, CV020 and CV021 - Two resin parts each
Price: CV018 and CV020 - 5.50; CV021 - 4.00
Advantages: Nice positionable rudder option; "accurises" the PM/DML kit for early A-4; typically beautiful casting by MDC.
Disadvantages: None that I can think of!
Recommendation: Recommended for anyone building a Pro-Modeler or DML Ju-88A or C

 

F i r s t L o o k

 

These three simple sets will be helpful for anyone building the Pro-Modeler or DML Ju-88A-4 or Ju 88C-6 kits. In fact, these parts will be suitable for virtualy all major Ju 88 variants in the A, C, D, S and T series.

The tail sets each supply a separate fin and rudder. This will allow the rudder to be positioned on the assembled PM/DML kit. More importantly, these sets accurately reflect the differences between the rudder arrangement on the early and late production machines.

Set CV018 supplies the "straight" rudder as seen on the Ju 88A-1 and early production Ju 88A-4/A-5s and Cs. Set CV020 contains the "stepped" rudder mass-balance on top of the fin typical of later production Ju 88A-4/C/H/P and the S and T series. Panels are accurately represented in both sets.

CV021 is a set of subtly bulged and flattened main wheels suitable for any Ju-88 variant.

All parts are flawlessly cast in a cream-coloured resin. Casting plugs are minimal, but take care not to take a chunk out of the bottom leading edge of the fin when cleaning up the plug on that part.

Assembly will be very straightforward as the new resin parts simply replace PM/DML's plastic parts. No cutting or other preparation is required.

Recommended as a simple addition to the new Ju 88 kits.

MDC products may be purchased direct through their ever-growing website at http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/place/gfb78/

Thanks to Model Design Construction for the review samples.


Review Copyright 1998 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy of Model Design Construction
This Page Created on 19 December, 1998.
Last updated 22 July, 2003.

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