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!/48 Scale ICM Dormier Do-217N1 w/AIMS conversion

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HI everyone,

    A small update as I blunder forward with this kit.

 

Interestingly enough this kit doesn't have the nacelles in the standard two-halves set-up.  Instead you have two halves and two large tops and bottoms.

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There are also small intakes to bore out with fine drill bits. 

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The wheel well covers have generous attachment points and passable details.

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The AIMS conversion drag Chute.  Dornier tried both drag chute and air brakes attempting to comply to the demand that every bomber can also be a diver bomber.

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With the drag chute, the fuselage becomes quite long.  My knife is in front for size comparison.

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Finally all of the wings and engine dry-fitted.

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There was a bit of a shape difference between the rear fuselage and the rear of the upper wing piece.  I've decided to shim the wing up a little at the back to avoid thinning the fuselage too much at the spine seam.

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The underwing seam looks very fine.

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The lower wing tucks into the upper wing.   The MiG-25PD had the same type of setup...  no split at the trailing edge.

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Same deal for the wing tip.   No reason to accidentally sand off the large wingtip lights.

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Thanks for looking!

 

Gaz

 

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