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Heinkel He.111Z Upgrade (For ICM)

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Heinkel He.111Z Upgrade (For ICM)

1:48 Eduard




ICM’s new range of He.111s in various guises recently included the behemoth Zwilling, much to my surprise and glee.  I’ve been wanting one of these twin He.111s for a while, and while I wasn’t prepared to go to 1:32, I can cope with 1:48 at a push.  Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in their standard modular manner.  Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point.  As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between.



Nose Interior (491090)

Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass, containing doubles of almost every aspect of the original set.  A complete set of new layered instrument panels and side consoles that will be prominent within the greenhouse are the primary parts on the painted set with the engine management panel only in the right fuselage and some other adaptations such as the forest of throttle levers, with new rudder pedals; seat details; canopy internal structure; additional instruments; gun sights and extra details, plus bulkhead details.








Zoom! Set (FE1090)

This set contains a reduced subset of the interior, namely the pre-painted parts that are used to improve on the main aspects of the cockpit, as seen above.  Whatever your motivations for wanting this set, it provides a welcome boost to detail, without being concerned with the structural elements.





Radio Compartment (491091)

Two frets are included, one small nickel plated and pre-painted, the other larger one in bare brass.  It involves a heavy upgrade to the level of detail within the compartment, adding racks for ammo; stowage boxes; racking; partial bulkheads; a huge range of radio boxes for the left fuselage only and other equipment; gun sights and ammo embellishments; a framework with instruments around the top gun hatch, and a base for the antenna on the left fuselage behind the gun hatch.







Seatbelts STEEL (FE1091)

These belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting.  Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE.  As well as the pilot's four-point crew belts, you also get two sets of lap belts for the other crew, all of which is duplicated between the two fuselages.







Exterior (481016)

This set is provided as two large bare brass frets, and creates a new internal skin for the four box-shaped bays, with additional structural details added throughout.  It extends and details the firewall behind the engine that is seen from within the bay, adds some small parts to the landing gear legs, as well as brake hoses, radiator faces for the FIVE engines (one extra engine, remember?), towel-rail antennae under the left fuselage and the kit antenna removed on the right side.







Masks Tface (EX699)

Supplied on SIX sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with exterior masks, but also give you another set of canopy masks tailored to fit the interior of the glazing of both fuselages so that you can paint the interior and give your model that extra bit of realism.  It also includes masks for the other glazed parts such as the top turret, and masks for the wheel hubs.







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