| Blohm und Voss
Czech Model Bv-40, 1/48
|1 sprue light grey injected
plastic, 11 resin pieces, vacuformed caopy and water slide markings for
two schemes. Again, resin details rescue the kit. The cockpit, gun
trays and take-off gear are replaced with resin pieces. The cockpit has
nice detail, and give a good impression of the cramped conditions. The
chin rest cracks me up. The control surface actuating arms required a
good deal of cleaning up; they're heavy, and heavily attached to the
sprue. The actuators on the tail plane look like lumps, and should be
removed and replaced with streched sprue. The directions mention
rigging of the take off gear, but locating holes aren't marked on the
fuselage. Overall, the fit is rough, so keep the cyano and sandpaper
close to hand.
Here's some scans of this kit from Gary Webster being the first two and also the Eagle Talon kit - both in the same scale . Thanks muchly to Gary
|This was also available as a
vacform in 1/72 from VP Canada , I've
built that kit
but it's not great , stick to the CM kit - William.
Below are the instructions and finished kit for this.