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Junkers Ju 52 Airliner

Eduard, 1/144 scale

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Catalogue Number: Eduard Kit No. 4423 - Junkers Ju 52 Airliner
Scale: 1/144
Contents and Media: 55 grey plastic parts (10 not used); 11 clear plastic parts 7 (not required); 1 mask set; 1 decal sheet with markings for 4 airliners; 12 page instruction booklet including 4 page colour painting and decal guide and 1 page for mask placement.
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Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Mouldings holding up well, canopy masks very helpful and four interesting airlines liveries.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion:

Good choice of airliner decals and canopy masks should make this a pleasant build

Highly Recommended.


Reviewed by Dimitri Berdebes


Eduard's 1/144 scale Ju 52 Airliner is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

The military version of this Super 44 Series kit has already been reviewed here on HyperScale by Brad Fallen.

This packaging comes with an extra sprue containing the airliner version of the fuselage, Otherwise the plastic is the same as for the military version. One problem I have noticed, a quality control issue, is the military fuselage halves in my example have been short shot; resulting in a squiggly gap where the rear door and windows should be. I have checked the Eduard web site and they have a customer support section which deals with this sort of problem.

Apart from this oversight the kits moldings are holding up very well with only minor flash present on some parts. The surface detail is still very good especially all those corrugations.

 

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Also included in this kit is a mask set for windows and wheels and a placement guide.  Placing the tiny masks might be fiddly but at least you don’t have to spend hours cutting up bits of masking tape to fit those tiny openings, a big plus in my book.


 

Marking Options

The kit provides four markings options, some of which are quite colourful:

  • D-2527 “Manfred von Richthofen” the personal aircraft of Herman Goering, this is an eye-catching scheme and will require some careful masking.

  • Duetsche Luft Hansa, Germany, Berlin Airport  1936 D-ALYL .Aluminum with black trim an easier colour scheme .Celebrating the 1936 Olympic games this livery comes with the colourful Olympic rings on the fuselage sides  and top and bottom of the port wing.

  • Air Transport Regiment Czechoslovakia late 1940’s, dark green RLM 71 upper surfaces with light blue RLM 65 lower surfaces and black cowlings.

  • Duetsche Luft Hansa “Gustav Leffers” Germany 1934-1939. Another Aluminum and black trim machine.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Eduard has provided a comprehensive package with the inclusion of four interesting airliner liveries, and also the time saving mask set. The moulds are in good condition and surface detail is still very good.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the sample


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Dimitri Berdebes
Page Created 7 May, 2013
Last updated 7 May, 2013

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