Detail Set for DO-335A

Published: April 8th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: Master Model
Price: $9.00
Product / Stock #: AM-32-107
Product provided by: Master Model

IPMS/USA sends warm regards once again to Piotr at Master Model for supporting the IPMS USA reviewer corps with yet one more of his masterful (!) Turned metal releases, which have become a gold-standard for many of us who do a lot of model building. And thanks to IPMS leadership for sending it to me to be reviewed.

I am constantly amazed at what comes out of Piotr's shop... sure, some of us can cut brass tubing with the best.. but the machine work on the MG 151 cannon, the "Through the engine crankshaft centerline cannon, the pitot tube, and the very delicate IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) FuG 25 antenna always has me wondering how.

Then again we live in an age of metalworking (and other material) magic.

Certainly this set fits a niche that is difficult to otherwise fill. Containing the five aforementioned metal parts, this set is worth investing in for the realism and delicacy (Not to mention the strength and resiliency) of brass for our models.

If you own any of the HK models, I highly recommend this set be acquired, as it adds just that special touch to the final product. Primer, paint black for the cannon and silver/camo for the pitot and antenna, drill the holes in the required locations and add as a final step, and be done.

My usual admonition to "Watch your eyes and fingers" apply to these strengthened items...

I wish these were around when I built the pre-release HK DO-335A review item (Without instructions, mind you... for IPMS back in 2014... has it been that long? Woah... ) Thanks again to Piotr for providing us the set, and John and Phil to forwarding for review.

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