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Ju.88C-6 Detail Upgrades (for ICM)

1:48 Eduard




ICM have been busily filling many a gap in the ranks of kits of German bombers from WWII, and are well on the way to creating a nearly complete line-up of Junkers Ju.88s for the modelling public.  Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in the usual 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.



Interior (491159)

Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass, plus a small slip of clear acetate.  A complete set of new layered instrument panels and side consoles with tons of levers in the cockpit; radio wall at the rear; fire extinguisher details; a big upgrade to the sidewall detail; replacement gunsight using the acetate as glass and PE parts; a new set of rudder pedals and support details; yoke insert with a dial; two new boxes at the left side of the radio gear and an ammo box low down and to the right, with the final section detailing the interior of the canopy and machine guns with sights, ammo belts etc.







Zoom! Set (FE1159)

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.





Seatbelts STEEL (FE1160)

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.  The pilot gets a set of four-point belts with a PE grommet around the hole in the back of the seat, the gunner has a set of lap-belts, and a simple loop-belt for the jump-seat low down near the gondola.







Exterior (481043)

This larger bare brass and acetate set contains some important upgrades, such as engine wiring loom, annular radiator panels and exhaust enhancements; gear leg details, skins and brake hoses; a local instrument panel on the engine bearer with film mid-layer; engine bay door; interior ribbing for the gear bays; bay door openers and a skin for the tail wheel bay doors; various access panels around the underwing area and on the sides of the nacelles, and actuators for the trim-tabs on the ailerons.







Masks (EX759)

Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape.  In addition, you get a set of hub/tyre masks for the main and tail wheel, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort.







Masks Tface (EX760)

Supplied on two sheets of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with everything above, but also give you another set of canopy masks tailored to fit the interior of the glazing so that you can paint the interior and give your model that extra bit of realism, which will tie-in nicely if you have the cockpit set with extra detail.




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