1/32 scale Daimler Benz
S u m m a r y
Description and Price:
CV32025: Daimler Benz
Outside EU) available online from MDC
|Contents and Media:
||51 parts in grey resin; 1 x
photo-etched fret; 7 lengths of flexible resin pipe; 1 coil of wire; 1 x small sheet of decals ("stencil"
||Superb casting; extremely well
detailed; accurate; includes flexible resin, wire and decals;
relatively simple engineering does not compromise detail; helpful
text and illustrations in instructions.
||No engine mount option (yet!);
some fiddly work installing the ignition harnesses.
Reviewed by Brett
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The Daimler Benz DB605 engine was used most famously in the
Messerschmitt Bf 109, but was also the powerplant for the Messerschmitt
Bf 110G, Macchi C.205 and Reggiane Re.2005, amongst others.
MDC has released a 1/32 scale display model of the DB605 engine which
may be finished as a DB605A, DB605B or DB605AM. The most obvious display
option would be to pair this engine up with one of Hasegawa's various
1/32 scale Bf 109G kits, but it is perfectly justifiable as a model in
its own right.
MDC's 1/32 scale DB605A/B/AM is supplied as 51 parts in grey resin,
three lengths of flexible black resin, a coil of wire, a small
photo-etched fret and a decal sheet with various stencil numbers.
The resin parts are beautifully cast and terrifically detailed. The
engine block has the cylinder heads, rocker covers, crankcase and the
propeller shaft all cast in place. This will significantly simplify
construction but has been done without compromise to detail. With all of
the lumps, bumps and undercuts, it is also one very clever feat of
Small details are by way of resin and photo-etched parts, with the
large flexible resin lengths as fuel lines are a handy use of this
material. The engine is further supplemented with fine wire representing
electrical wiring. The ignition harnesses in particular will require a
steady hand and patience, measuring, cutting and fitting short lengths
of wire to the individual spark plug caps, then installing the caps in
the engine block with the wiring in place.
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Instructions are printed on a double sided A4 sheet. The assembly
sequence is logically laid out with construction photos and text. In
addition to being a guide to assembly, the instructions also helpfully
label many of the mechanical and electrical components.
This set does not supply engine mounts or the other hardware required
to actually fit the engine to an aircraft, but it does include four feet
to permit the motor to be displayed in a maintenance scene.
Some experience with multimedia kits and handling small parts will be
helpful, but there will nothing too challenging for most modellers.
The result will be worth the effort. This is the best scale rendition
of a DB605 that I have seen to date.
MDC for the review
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