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|Catalogue No. and
||WWII Engine Series 48-001 - Bristol
|Contents and Media:
||20 parts in grey resin
||Beautiful detail and casting;
versatile usage for a range of aircraft; detail will be highly visible in
Reviewed by Brett Green
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Vector is a new name to me, but they have certainly burst on to the resin
accessory scene with a beautifully detailed series of WWII engines.
Vector's 1/48 scale Bristol Mercury is a good example.
The engine comprises 20 parts cast perfectly in grey resin. The crankcase
and main section of the engine are cast as a single unit, while each
cylinder is presented complete with its pushrod, fine cooling fins and
impressive bolt head detail. The bases of the cylinders are also
intricately detailed. By the way, ten cylinders are supplied so you will
have a spare in case anything goes drastically wrong.
The remaining nine parts are for the manifold piping at the rear of the
engine (no spares here!).
Casting blocks are not too daunting. A few seconds careful attention with
a razor saw will make short work of removing the parts. Being a single
bank, nine cylinder engine, assembly should not present any real
complications either. The engine block has nice deep locating holes for
each cylinder too.
The Bristol Mercury powerplant was fitted to the Lysander Mk.I/III,
Blenheim Mks.I-V, Gladiator Mks. I and II, PZL P.11 and Fokker D.XXI, so
there is plenty of potential to show off your exquisite engine.
Vector's 1/48 scale Bristol Mercury is an impressive debut offering, and
will represent a great improvement in detail for any of the kits
Thanks to Linden Hill Imports for the review sample.
Vector Engines are available
from Linden Hill Imports' website
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