Presented by Graham Green
Below are a selection of new and forthcoming releases photographed at Telford:
Here are some Seat Harness from MDC (Adeco) for the French Aircraft (E48005), Sutton Harness for RAF aircraft (E48003), and the later war British Q-type (E48002) for which there are thumbnails below (click to enlarge). They also have harness for German WW2 (E48001) and US WW2 (E48004) in the same series for 1/48 scale models. They are £2 for each set of two frets.
The tyres have flats on them but these high pressure tyres have no perceptible bulging, just as it should be! There were no instructions with my set, but it does not take a rocket scientist to know where to cut the fuselage sides to accept the resin nose, it is really self evident once you hold it upto the kit parts. A nice set!
The fuselage had a piece to fit under the tail for the fixed tailwheel, this also being included, the 'Gull-wing' section for under the rear of the wing/fuselage area, bulges for over the wheel wells and a IFF aerial for under the fuselage.
Most of the parts are injection moulded plastic which is very good. There is a bag full of white metal parts for detail in the cockpit, the guns and the undercarriage and a vacform canopy to suit the highback fuselage is also included.
Here is the float set from MDC CV032 for the Ju52 Floatplane (£12.50p) version. It contains two large floats, in resin of course, as are the eight cleats for the mooring ropes and there are two types of ladder also supplied. The struts for the float mounting are in white metal as there is some strength required to support a heavy and large model on top of them. This is a nice conversion which makes a large model even taller!!!
This is a large kit and has many parts in white metal for the cockpit, undercarriage and tail section. There are two, very clear canopies supplied and the detail on the vacformed main airframe parts is excellent. A full set of instructions are supplied and it is definitely well worth a read before attempting construction as it needs some bracing both in the wing and fuselage before progressing to cut the parts away from the backing.
I have built several of Dynavector's kits before and can say that they are reasonably easy to make if you progress slowly and heed the instructions. The hardest part is cutting out the parts and sanding the edges but Taro does let you into the secret of performing this task with ease.
Well, as you can imagine, I am looking forward to getting my teeth into this
model at the earliest opportunity.
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