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Heinkel He 111P
Fuel Filler Necks & Life Raft

for Revell kit

CMK, 1/32

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: CMK Item No. 5069 - Heinkel He 111P - Fuel Filler Necks and Life Raft
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 18 parts in grey coloured resin; instructions.
Price:

GBP£10.80 EU Price (GBP£9.00 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Available from Special Hobby for 247 Kc

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality detail and casting; effective use of multi-media
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Simple premise, well executed.

Reviewed by James Hatch


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FirstLook

 

I must say that this is an unusual concoction for a detail set with a life raft compartment being sold with fuel filling points! Now, as the previous set shows you the wing fuel tanks from below, this set provides the tank fuelling points that exist in the inboard area of the upper wing panels. Instead of removing whole swathes of plastic though, you simply need to drill out the filling points on Revell’s moulded plastic. Underneath these points you will fit a resin box that will have a fuel filler point fastened to.

 

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Parts are of course supplied for the fuel filler plates that you drilled out previously. No real clean-up needs to be done on the resin boxes, but the filler ports and access plates are cast onto a block and will need removing and some tidying before you can use them.

As for the life raft, this is a very simple mod indeed. After cutting away the relevant plastic on the spine of the He 111 kit, you will secure a compartment within this area, lipped so that it will recess into your newly-cut opening. When the fuse is closed and the compartment painted, a resin life raft can then be dropped into position, all folded with the relevant details such as gas canister and pull/inflation cord. Lastly, a panel is supplied which would cover this area.

Casting is again excellent, and this set is packaged into one of the smaller CMK blister packs.

Instructions are clear and easy to follow, with suitable Humbrol paint references.

Thanks to MPM / Special Hobby for the review sample.


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Review and Images Copyright 2018 by James Hatch
Page Created 1 June, 2018
Last updated 1 June, 2018

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