Folding Wings Detail Set
CMR, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||CMR No. DS02 Seafire F.Mk.XV/F.17
Folding Wings Detail Set
|Contents and Media:
||9 cream coloured resin parts;
decals for 3 aircraft; A4 sized double-sided instruction sheet with
three build diagrams, A4 sheet of paint/decal drawings; A4 sheet
of reference photos.
(available online from Hannants)
||Will transform the appearance of
your CMR Seafire; highly detailed,
beautifully cast with fine surface detail; minimal casting
blocks; high-quality decals and interesting markings.
||Highly Recommended to all
by Brett Green
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CMR has released a wing fold set to complement its 1/72 scale Seafire
F.Mk.XV and Seafire F.17 kits
Nine resin parts make up this fairly simple yet very detailed
The parts are superbly cast with crisp, finely recessed surface
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The wings are supplied as a centre section spanning the fuselage,
outer panels and separate wing tips. Hinge covers are supplied as small
separate resin parts, but you'll have to cut your own arresting bars
from rod or wire.
All the wing fold parts feature crisp, comprehensive details on the
inside mating surfaces. These areas will be very responsive to a subtle
There is a little resin flash around the wing folds and in a few
other areas. Check your references very carefully to make sure that you
only cut off the waste material and not some of the subtle bumps and
lumps that should be there!
Instructions are supplied on four A4 sheets, and comprise a simple
assembly diagram, an alignment view from dead ahead, 13 reference photos
of appropriate wing folds and three pages of marking instructions.
Although the instructions do not mention it, I think it would be
advisable to drill and pin the join between the centre panel and each
outer wing panel.
Three new marking options are supplied - one Canadian and one British
Mk.XV, and an FAA F.17.
The decals are perfectly in register 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 moderately experienced modeller who wants to
stretch to a resin conversion.
This is a gorgeous kit of an attractive and interesting
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 31 January, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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