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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2010 08:39 am 
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More of a quick review if anyone is considering it. It’s a full update for the Revell 1/32 Ju-88 A-1 to an A-4 – certainly a much more common variant than the standard box offering.

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This may come as a surprise but it’s the first separate aftermarket resin set I’ve ever bought.  Usually I can make my own stuff but this (and knowing how much time and expense casting stuff is) seems really good value for what you get - a substantial amount of upgraded parts.  Even decals and a PE fret of the fuselage compass is included.

A good amount of refined parts and details are included with the main pieces being new engine cowlings (very well detailed) for the updated Jumo engines, a new fin and rudder, extended wingtips, and new ailerons are also included.  That’s just for starters. The propeller plate, governor, nosecone, blades and exhaust stacks are all included as well.  Certainly nothing done by half and at visual reference is accurate when compared to a real airframe schematic.

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Several internal components are also included to replace the internals and new canopy sections and guns with full sight scopes are also there. In short – if you had the basic airframe with most parts missing – you could get this and nearly complete the aircraft as it’s that comprehensive and detailed.



The instructions are in French but the colour instructions are easy enough to follow and show which part goes where etc without any fuss.  All very straightforward.

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The resin itself is strong but will require removal of flash and occasional minor filling (1 nosecone) due to some bubbling in the casting process – at worst a recast but you can certainly live with this minor issue.  

A recommend?  At 28 GBP it’s certainly more for the discerning but allows a vast variety of differing colour schemes to be done. I’d recommend but more for the experienced as resin presents its own issues for those not experienced with it (especially painting) – otherwise – you won’t be disappointed with such a detailed upgrade set despite the initial cost.
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