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de Havilland Venom Mk.4


Czech Master Resin, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Czech Master Resin Kit No. 207 - Venom Mk.4

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

66 x cream resin airframe parts, 7 x “extra-strength” resin undercarriage parts, 46 x cream resin bomb, missile and pylon parts, 1 x Eduard coloured photo-etch (PE) fret of 22 parts, 1 x plain PE fret of 85 parts (mostly weapon fins), 2 x vac-form acetate canopies, 1 x Eduard pre-cut mask & decals for 5 schemes.

Price:

Available on-line from Hannants for £33.22, Squadron for US$71.99, Red Roo Models for Au$65.00, West Coast Hobbys for Cn$51.00, and various other CMR stockists

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Highly detailed and very comprehensive kit.

Disadvantages:

Conclusions:

One of three definitive Swiss DH Venom kits in 1/72 scale. Suited to modellers with some resin and multi-media experience.  A superb kit.

 

Reviewed by Mark Davies


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Background

 

Please see my earlier review of CMR’s Swiss Venom Mk.1R for a shared history and background.

 

 

FirstLook

 

Not surprisingly, this kit is very much like CMR’s Swiss Mk.1R and Mk.1 kits, both reviewed recently. Rather than repeat everything here please take the time to read the earlier “First Look” review as most comments apply equally to this kit.

 

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Most of the differences between the Mk.4 kit reviewed here and the Mk.1R, which was reviewed first, are in fact shared with the Mk.1 kit (reviewed second). This is because both the Mk.4 and MK.1 kits include the same selection of weapons and fuselage alternatives. The kit it comes with a plethora of underwing stores unique to the Swiss Air Force. There are several bomb choices, underwing tanks, free-flight rockets and multiple stores racks. They should look superb thanks to the PE fins provided. Two fuselage choices allow for the original style nose, or the extended Pinocchio nose of post-1970 aircraft that were fitted with IFF. My second Swiss Venom review about the Mk.1 can be found here. However the most obvious difference from the first two kits reviewed is the Mk.4’s different tail fin shape.

Like the other two kits, this one is also a tour-de-force when it comes to supporting information. The walk-around photos are highly detailed, and as usual the colour schemes are very comprehensive. You can see the instructions and examples of the colour schemes here.

 

 

In all decals for five schemes covering overall aluminium and camouflaged schemes are provided

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a superbly executed kit with an incredible amount of additional information to aid finishing. All of the Swiss Venoms are superb kits. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this one too is highly recommended.

Thanks to Czech Master Resin for this review sample.


CMR Models are available online from Hannants in the UK,
Red Roo Models in Australia and quality specialist model retailers worldwide.


Text Copyright 2009 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 25 November, 2009
Last updated 25 November, 2009

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