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Lockheed L749 Constellation Photo-Etched Detail Set

Brengun, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item No. BRL72160 - Lockheed L749 Constellation Photo-Etched Detail Set

 

Scale:

1/72 scale

Contents & Media

Five photo-etched frets; printed acetate instruments; instructions.

Price:

Euro 27.10 plus shipping available online from Brengun

 

£24.40 EU Price (£20.33 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

 

and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

An enormous amount of detail that will really enhance the interior and exterior bays of you model. Beautifully etched with subtle riveting and panel detail.

Disadvantages:

None except the size of some parts may tax the ham-fisted modellers such as myself.

Conclusions:

Quite an enormous package and one that the aficionado will use to great effect. Recommended to the Connie fanatic.


Reviewed by Graham Carter


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FirstLook

 

This is a huge set for the 1/72 scale Heller Lockheed L749 Constellation kit with five separate sheets, each 100mm x 60mm, plus a clear film of instruments for the cockpit, not shown here.

 

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These sets will enable the modeller to reproduce all the cockpit interior - seats, bulkheads, storage units, tables , instrument consoles, panels and levers. As well there are wheel well interiors, undercarriage details and wheel hubs and aerials. Some flat parts would benefit from a padding of PVA or thicker paint to give them a more rounded appearance.

Instructions are clear and offer some colour details but you will need some good interior shots to add those little details that add to the overall effect. Much if what is provided for the cockpit will not be all that visible but we all get a warm feeling knowing that it is there. Detailed instructions spread over both sides of a sheet show where everything goes although occasionally the locating arrows get a bit confusing.

Some of the tiny parts (like the door handles on sheet 2) may tax the clumsy. A folding tool would be a necessity. I would recommend using PVA to attach parts in non-stressed locations to ease the assembly and give bit of working time.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is quite an enormous package and one that the aficionado will use to great effect.

Recommended to the Connie fanatic.

Thanks to Brengun for the review samples.


Review Text Copyright 2019 by Graham Carter
Page Created 17 September, 2019
Last updated 23 September, 2019

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