Welcome back to my build of the Revell Ju 88A-1 in 1/32!
As to be expected, the monster box holds some monster sprues. 13 sprues, including the clear parts if I count correctly. Here are a few of them to get a taste of what you can expect from this model:
Wings (above) - more than 9 inches long.
Fuselage (above), almost 18 inches long.
Other assorted gigantic parts!
A lot will be seen through these clear parts. No way to hide a poorly done cockpit!
Decals for 2 versions, of which 1 is from the Battle of Britain - that's my choice!
After a quick look-over, detail looks ok to me - especially for a $40 CDN model. It wouldn't win any awards, but I think you could build a reasonably good looking model right out of the box. That's good, because that is what I am doing (other than an Eduard set for the cockpit. Here is a closer look at some of the parts:
Main instrument panel (above). Not fantastic, but it could be turned into something beautiful with some effort. Luckily I have the Eduard set...
Sidewalls. Not bad - a bit of wire here and there and we will be in business!
Radios (I think - need to check those references!). Could be fixed up with a punch and die set. Again, Eduard to the rescue for me.
Trying to show the recessed panel lines - not sure how well it turned out! They look good to me, not too deep or wide. Can't speak to the accuracy of the placement - I don't dig that deep.
I won't be showing them in my build, but the wheels/tires look pretty good.
The Eduard set that will save me a lot of time!
Overall I think this kit is a very good kit for the price. There is a ton of plastic in there! I have yet to do a thorough comparison between my references and the kit, so maybe I am in for some big surprises? I hope not - I want to do a pretty straight-forward build due to the already enormous effort it will take just to complete this monster!
Next post I will share the references I was able to scare up from the depths of the net.
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