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Catalogue Number and Description
||Pavla 72072 -
B-26K Late Version Engine and Cowling Set (for Italeri)
online from Hannants
and specialist hobby retailers worldwide
Contents and Media:
||24 parts in
pale yellow resin
||Nice casting; comprehensively detailed;
noticeable improvement over Italeri kit parts; worthwhile donor kit.
instructions; some re-engineering of the kit rear nacelles will be
required to accommodate the deeper engine.
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Pavla has produced a complete replacement for the engines, cowls and
exhausts of Italeri's 1/72 scale B-26K Counter Invader.
Although the moulding and detail of the Italeri kit is
quite good, the engines are noticeably underdone so Pavla's set is
especially welcome. Pavla's resin engine is very nicely detailed -
a major improvement over the very basic cylinders and crackcase in the
The remaining part replace the engine cowling and cowl
flaps (with open cowls), and the exhaust stubs. The deeper engine means
that some modifications will be needed to the kit parts prior to
Casting quality is very good, and the detail is as
impressive as the larger nose parts. The instrument panel even features
a cable bundle on the back of the resin part.
No instructions were supplied with my sample, so plenty
of test-fitting is the order of the day.
It is pleasing to see this sort of resin attention
applied to the Italeri Counter Invader kit. This will be ideal for the
experienced modeller who wants to build a better B-26K.
Thanks to Pavla for the review sample
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