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Junkers Ju 88 A-4 Detail Set

Voyager, 1/72 scale

 

 

S u m m a r y

Details: Voayger VA72003 - Junkers Ju 88 A-4 Upgrade Detail Set
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 9 parts cast in cream coloured resin; 5 photo-etched frets; printed acetate instruments; instructions
Price: Price TBA. Voyager products are available from VLS and specialist model retailers worldwide
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail; useful coverage; very high quality casting; worthwhile donor kit; major improvement over many kit parts (especially cockpit, control surfaces and landing gear).
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t  L o o k

 

Voyager's 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 88 A-4 Upgrade and Detail Set comprises 9 parts cast in cream coloured resin; five photo-etched frets; a printed acetate sheet for the instruments and instructions.

The cockpit is detailed with replacement resin seats. These are thinner and more authentic than the kit parts. All the kit seats also suffer from some nasty ejector pin holes on their backs, so the replacements will save the modeller some extra work in this area.

Other major resin parts include a separate rudder and elevators, flaps and wheels. These resin parts are all beautifully detailed and perfectly cast, with recessed panel lines where appropriate to match the Hasegawa kit. Some cutting of Hasegawa's kit will be required to install the new control surfaces.

Photo-etched parts are contained on five frets. These contain new comprehensive new cockpit details including replacement sidewalls, harnesses, radio faces, ammo boxes, instrument panel and side consoles; plus details for the annular radiators, bomb fins, gear doors, oleo scissors, aileron actuators and other smaller details.

Instructions are supplied on three double sided and folded sheets.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Voyager's Upgrade set will plenty of extra detail to all the areas that really need it, especially, the cockpit and control surfaces.

Some experience working with resin and photo-etch will be helpful when tackling this project. However, with care, preparation and test-fitting, the result will be a truly stunning model.

Highly Recommended to moderately experienced modellers.

Thanks to Voyager Model for the sample


Voyager accessories and conversions are available from specialist hobby outlets online & worldwide


Review Copyright 2007 by Brett T. Green
This Page Created on 08 August, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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