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Dornier Do 217N-2/R-22 Conversion - 1/48 ICM/Aims


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I bought the ICM, 1/48 Dornier Do217N when first released and of course it went into the stash. Then Aims released their Do 217N-2 conversion which went into the stash. Over the next I don't remember what time I collected the following add-ons:-

 

Aires Do217 Wheels

Eduard Big Ed Set

Quickboost Prop/Spinner set; Intakes: Exhausts

AML FuG 202 Aerial Set

Aims Decal Sheet

Aber Mg17 Barrel Tips

 

When I realised I'd got all I required I actually built it!!!

 

The ICM kit went together without too much trouble, I did modify the ailerons as there was a pronounced gap between them and the wing. Other than that no problems. The Aim's conversion consisting of the streamlined fairing for the bomb bay. a longer tail fairing (contained a parachute). Also rear fairing for canopy, the N-2 version I built had no turret.

 

Conversion work went pretty easily, with the use of filler and wet and dry paper !!

 

My biggest problem was the AML FuG202 Aerial Set it consists of resin and photo etch with a jig to help with alignment, problem was the jig was a waste of time. I don't really think it was meant for this particular set, so alignment was an absolute nightmare. This is the one thing I'm not happy about with the finished build.

 

The machine represented was operated by NNJ/Lw.Kdo.Ost. Nachtjager  Eastern Front 1943.

 

 The version I built had an 'Allied style astrodome' this with some luck I found in my spares boxes, saving the trouble of making one

 

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                                                                               Cheers Andy.   

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Lovely build of a cumbersome, slow, unpopular aircraft.  Looks great to me, but please, add some dirt to those very neat tyres. :like:

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Nice subject matter/conversion!I find the ICM kits are on par with Tamyia  at a reduced price I built there A-26 Invader in 1/48 with Eduard Nice Nice fit.:worthy:

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Awesome Beast! I love it!! Are those quad dorsal guns sticking out of its back?? If so this thing must have packed a fair punch when it did catch up with its prey!! Very nice work, Andy.

Cheers - Karl 

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That is one fine build of the 217 and the conversion makes it stand out from most other builds.  The camo scheme is so nicely done.  Just a joy to look at.  Thanks for sharing.

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