Boulton Paul P.111/111a
Czech Master Resin, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||CMR No. 5145 Boulton Paul P.111/111a
|Contents and Media:
||46 cream coloured resin parts; 4
parts in black resin; two parts in translucent white resin; four vac-formed clear canopies;
colour photo-etch fret; decals for three different schemes; self-adhesive canopy and wheel masks; five A4 sized double-sided instruction sheets
diagrams and paint/decal drawings.
USD$64.80 available online from Squadron
from £24.55 available online from Hannants
and specialist hobby outlets worldwide
||Highly detailed inside and out,
beautifully cast with fine surface detail; impressive colour
photo-etched parts by Eduard; includes canopy masks; manageable casting
blocks; high-quality decals.
||Experience required; some flash to
||Highly Recommended to all
by Brett Green
CMR's 1/72 scale
P.111/111a is available online
The Boulton Paul P.111 was a British experimental delta-wing aircraft
designed as the smallest possible airframe to accommodate a Rolls-Royce
Nene jet engine and an ejector seat. The P.111 first flew in October
1950. Several configuration changes were made during testing, the most
significant after a landing accident. It emerged from this incident with
a number of improvements to aerodynamic characteristics as the P.111a
Czech Master Resin's 1/72 scale Boulton Paul P.111/111a
comprises 46 resin parts, 4 parts in black resin; two parts in
translucent white resin, four vac-formed clear canopies,
canopy masks and markings for three versions of this aircraft. All the
major variants of the P.111/111a may be built straight from the box.
The resin parts are superbly cast with crisp, finely recessed surface
Two completely separate sets of fuselage are provided - one for the
P.111 and one of the P.111a. The fuselage halves are already separated from their casting blocks,
but some cleanup and thinning of the bottom of the fuselage parts will be required. This should be a fairly straightforward task.
Three different sets of wings are included, permitting all major
versions of this test bed to be built with a minimum of fuss and a
maximum number of parts for the spares box. The wings are also cast
without any chunky blocks. Only a little flash will need to be removed
with a sharp knife prior to assembly. The wings feature stumpy locating
pins that will assist alignment and strengthen the join with the
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The wings should be equally fast to remove from the their resin strips.
A few minutes cleaning the flash from the mating surface and these
major components will be ready for assembly.
Smaller parts are packed securely in separate compartments of a
plastic bag. These are as impressively cast and as well detailed
as the wings and fuselage.
Control surfaces are cast in neutral positions.
A nice bonus in recent CMR kit releases is the inclusion of an Eduard
colour photo-etched fret. In this case, we are supplied with a fabulously
detailed instrument panel, ejector seat handles and harness in full colour,
with other important details also being finely
Two styles of canopy are included. Two of each are
supplied in case of a slip-up with your hobby knife. These clear parts
are nice and clear with well defined canopy frames.
Markings are supplied for three different markings
options. Two are in natural metal, while the later P.111a is finished in
overall Gloss Yellow with black trim - very striking!
The decals are perfectly in register with excellent
opacity, even for the white, and
appear to be very thin.
Resin tends to be a less forgiving medium to work with
than polystyrene, but the relatively simple parts breakdown and superb
quality will make this kit ideal for the modeller who wants to try their
first all-resin kit.
Czech Master Resin has delivered another gem with this
1/72 scale Boulton Paul P.111/111A.
Thanks to CMR for the review sample
CMR Models are available
online from Hannants in the UK,
NKR Models in Australia and
quality specialist model retailers worldwide.
Review Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 09 September, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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