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1:48 Ju 88A-5
Merlin
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AEROSCALE
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
Here's a look at ICM's new-tool Ju 88A-5. The kit is real beauty - packed with detail and amazingly good value for money.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
KosachevSergey
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Russia
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 02:43 AM UTC
There are some flaws: the exhaust pipes are wrong for A-5 (they gave the same pipes as for A-4), spinners are not quite correct, they should be more pointed, radiator faces are bad, just flat plates. It's the most obvious, may be some other, but I had not time to inspect the kit closer. Now I'm making some detail/correction sets for ICM kit.
BTW Dragon's fuselage is about 2-2.5 mm wider then ICM especially in tail area, I don't know which one is correct.

Sergey.
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 03:50 AM UTC
Hi Sergey

Many thanks for the extra info. I'll look forward to your upgrades - I know they'll be superb quality.

One item I think you can add to the list for your set is the pilot's reflector sight - I just noticed it doesn't seem to be in the instructions.

I just checked the fuselage width against the Kagero plans and it matches - but I couldn't make a call beyond that.

All the best

Rowan
Planenuts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 05:04 PM UTC
I am currently building their Do 215 and if this kit fits as good and is as well detailed it will be most welcome as an alternative to the Dragon kit.
KosachevSergey
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 05:36 PM UTC
It can't be an alternative to Dragon, as Dragon doesn't make A-5

Sergey.
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:49 AM UTC
Hi Sergey

I've added your comments to the review.

Thanks once again and all the best

Rowan