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Blohm und Voss Bv 155 V-1

Special Hobby, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Special Hobby Kit No. SH72340 - Blohm und Voss Bv 155 B-1 V-1

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media:

55 parts in grey plastic; one parts in clear plastic; two grey resin parts; decals for one marking scheme.

Price:

Euro 16.20 plus shipping available online from Special Hobby e-Shop

£14.60 EU Price (£12.17 Export Price) plus shipping from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Good level of detail; crisp and finely recessed surface textures; simple parts breakdown.

Disadvantages:

One-piece canopy.

Conclusion:

I am happy to announce that this is a nicely produced model of an interesting aircraft type. Well worth the asking price.


Reviewed by Luke Pitt


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Introduction

 

Six miles (or roughly nine and a half kilometres) straight up, is high. Very high. 

In 1942 the German High command was made aware of a new American Bomber in development that would have the range and more importantly the altitude that would effectively make it impossible to intercept. The plane was the American B-29.

Its Luftwaffe nemesis was intended to be The Blohm und Voss Bv 155. The design had it genesis at Messerschmitt but was almost completely redesigned by Blohm Voss. 

 

 

FirstLook

 

Special Hobby released a 1/72 scale Bv 155 in 2003, but this is an all new kit and it is quite frankly a cracker. It is is simple, accurate in outline and has almost everything you would want in a 1/72 scale aircraft model.

Special Hobby's 1/72 scale Blohm und Voss Bv 155 comprises 55 medium grey parts, one clear part and two resin pieces. A mere 12 construction sequences are included in the very well printed colour instruction booklet.

 

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As the model represents the V-1 prototype only one paint scheme is offered and that is in Light green and Brown violet over light blue. 

Two resin parts are supplied for the main landing gear bay.

 

 

Construction starts with the simple yet effective cockpit.

The canopy is noteworthy as it is crystal clear and relatively thin. The canopy is moulded in the closed position but as the instructions indicate can be easily cut in two.

 

 

The huge wing is tacked next and exhibits subtle yet accurate engravings.

 

 

In fact, the whole aircraft shape has been handled very well with subtle, yet effective detail covering the entire airframe.

 

 

The small decal sheet provides markings for the prototype. It is printed perfectly by Cartograf.

 

 

Conclusion

 

I became intrigued with this aircraft after reading about in William Greens “War Planes of the Third Reich. as a boy and I am happy to announce it is a nicely produced model of an interesting aircraft type. Well worth the asking price.

Thanks to Special Hobby for the sample.


Review Text Copyright © 2018 by Luke Pitt
Images Copyright 2018 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 December, 2018
Last updated 14 December, 2018

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