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Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight

by Mick Evans

 

Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight

 


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I never thought that I would build a 1/1 scale kit until Maurizio Di Terlizzi graced us with his line of full size model aircraft parts.  When Brett first reviewed this kit I knew that I had to have one to sit along side some of the aircraft instruments that I have collected over the years. 

The castings were so perfect they required no cleanup, in fact the thread on the screws actually screwed into some of the holes and held without any glue.  Assembly is quite simple with the only real work required being reducing and cleaning up collimator glass retaining ring to tightly fit around the circumference of the glass.

The gunsight was painted in various shades of RLM 66 Black Grey as detailed in the instruction sheet, but I made the foldaway sun shade combining glass too dark and needs to be polished back to a be a bit lighter in shade. 

 

 

As I had spent many hours maintaining the cockpit of the RAAF Mirage IIIO and Macchi 326H weathering the gunsight was quite simple.  The paint wears very quickly from constant glove contact and chips easily when knocked with tools and various other objects. 

This is an excellent kit. I am really looking forward to my next full scale project, which will be Maurizio’s KG 13A control stick. This is a common feature of many of the German Luftwaffe’s primary fighters such as the Fw 190, Me 109 F to K model, Me 262, Me 163 and He 162.

 

  • Tail Boom Models 1/1 scale Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight: Image
  • Tail Boom Models 1/1 scale Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight: Image
  • Tail Boom Models 1/1 scale Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight: Image
  • Tail Boom Models 1/1 scale Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight: Image
  • Tail Boom Models 1/1 scale Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight: Image
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Page Created 31 December, 2009
Last Updated 1 January, 2010

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