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Revell Do 27: funny mix and match of sprues

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Hi guys,

 

I just got a Do 27 for a dozen of euros. I had a look at the kit and was quite positively surprised by the contents. Nonetheless, I was completely puzzled when I looked at the sprues before checking the instructions. Indeed, I found a copy of one sprue from the... F-14 Tomcat!

 

Revell added that full sprue just to use the front tires on the Dornier wheels!

 

At last, this gives me some alternate parts for my Tomcat kits!

 

Thierry

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Yes, you get the seats, nose pod and plastic tyres.

Is this anything to do with a recent Do 27 kit having the big safari wheels, which might have destroyed the original wheel moulds (?¿)

 

http://www.modellversium.de/kit/artikel.php?id=8031

 

Tony 

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I feel left out now - I have an initial release of this kit somewhere - no F-14 parts (at least, that I remember!).

 

Iain

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Thierry 

this is a new "low cost" Revell choice to represent the main wheels 

In the original release #4792 from 1989 (ouch!!) there were vinyls tires.

Nice kit.

Edited by rafju

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OK ! This explains that! The original kit with the Bundesluftwaffe markings had vinyl/rubber tires and for whatever reason Revell decided to look after a plastic replacement option when they re-released the kit with the civilian markings (Seregenti safari version). Thanks for your help in solving that mysterious presence of Tomcat parts in a Dornier plane kit. 

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