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During the past few weeks I’ve rescued a long ago shelved kit, Revell/Monogram Do.217 E in 1/48 scale.

The initial work I had made in the kit focused the cockpit, since I had replaced and added a few radio and comms devices using resin parts. Also moved some areas of plastic, added ammo boxes and other miscellaneous parts.

A base coat of RLM 66 was also applied.

Inside the box also came resin flaps and a very bad Verlinden set for this kit. Only two things Were to use from this one-   the elevators, simply because I wanted them slightly dropped, and the rudder pedals.

So  basically that was what I rediscovered when I re-opened the box, almost 20 years after shelving it.

 

Some images of how it’s going:

- Made some seat cushions using simple kids foam (taken from one of my daughters bags)

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-the IP that comes in the kit is quite good

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-left side cockpit

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-Right side now

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- Radio station

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- some views of the parts so far

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Very nice work thus far. Following with great interest.

 

Martian 👽

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2 hours ago, hopkp said:

Very nice, I'd forgotten how good that kit was. Pity that Revell/Monogram never went on to do other Do 217 versions.....

Couldn’t agree with more. Monogram gone, Revell just re-issued it. I think we can expect ICM bringing the 217 E and the later K/M versions some time soon. But the level of detail in this kit is still up to today’s standards. I just added some extras that make it more like what we see on period photos.

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5 hours ago, Holzhamer said:

Couldn’t agree with more. Monogram gone, Revell just re-issued it. I think we can expect ICM bringing the 217 E and the later K/M versions some time soon. But the level of detail in this kit is still up to today’s standards. I just added some extras that make it more like what we see on period photos.

Well, they've done the Do 217N in two versions, so hopefully they'll at least eventually do the 217K as well.....

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More work around the cockpit section. Now only thing to add are ammo belts and spent cartridges sleeves

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Finished the undercarriage, that will only be added when the whole fuselage is prep and painted

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 Forgot to include the tail wheel on this photo,

but she’s done also

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Using parts from 3 sources I managed to complete the propellers along with the full part of the engine and whell bays, that will rest later inside the wing structure

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a bit of work around the spent ammo sleeves and the A-stand turret is also almost completed, thou it will only be added after the full completion if the airframe and paint

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the factory applied camouflagebof 72/73 over 65 is also seen in both glazings, inter frontal eye I added some thin plastic strips to replicate the ballon cable cutter

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