Dornier Do 217E,
AIMS, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description and Price:
217E, K-2, J-1 Engine Fronts
+ p&p via email from AIMS
Contents and Media:
||Four parts in
cream coloured resin
accurate shapes than kit parts; quite noticeable in
this prominent area; high quality
resin castings; simple installation
Italeri's 1/72 scale Dornier Do 217E will be available online from Squadron.com
Here is a simple but noteworthy accessory that landed on
my desk recently.
Glen Porter noted in
review of Italeri's new 1/72 scale Dornier Do 217E
that the shape of the engine cowl fronts and spinners are
suspect in this family of kits.
AIMS of the United Kingdom has solved this problem with a
simple resin update set. Four pieces are included - two
engine cowl fronts and two spinner / cooling fan assemblies.
This is actually a re-issue of an earlier set designed for
the Do 217K-2 and J-1, but is equally relevant to the
BMW-powered E variant too.
The shape of the cowls is much better than the kit parts.
In particular, the prominent cowl rings are cast proud of
the rest of the cowling, avoiding the pinched look of the
Italeri kit in this area.
The resin parts are nicely cast with no pinholes or other
Cleanup should be quite simple - the back of the fans can
be sanded down on a flat piece of sandpaper and the casting
block on the cowl fronts should actually fit inside the rim
of the kit cowl after a little preparation. At that point
the parts will be a snap to install.
AIMS' 1/72 scale Do 217 Engine Fronts are a simple and
significant enhancement for Italeri's excellent Dornier
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