Dekno 1/72 Marcoux-Bromberg Special (1939)
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
Molded in a fetching blue resin, the kit is superbly packaged in a compartmentalized poly-bag as you see. Only the prop blades were separate and in the box. The box itself is rather neat being like an old fashioned matchbox where the parts tray slides into a cover. The resin itself is superbly done. I saw no air bubbles or voids in any of the parts, just a bit of roughness around the edges that will be easily cleaned up.
The fuselage has framework detail on the inside and the interior provides the basics; seat, instrument panel, control stick and rudder pedals. The wing is a single piece and fits under the fuselage. Rudder and tail planes are butt join pieces. There is a separate exhaust collector that fits on the rear of the nicely done engine. Over this fits a one-piece cowling with long carb and oil cooler intakes. I noticed that the upper intake is offset to the left. Landing gear are basic and well done with the very fine retraction struts molded into a resin pour block. A tail skid is provided for the rear. The prop has a hub and separate blades that slot into holes in the hub. That pretty well cover it. It is a racing plane so is understandably a bare bones aircraft. Two vacuformed canopies are included.
The instructions are well done with five well drawn construction steps that include color information. The aircraft itself is what I'd call Canary Yellow with black wings and horizontal stabilizers. There is a small decal sheet that includes all of the registration and racing numbers applied to the plane.
If you like to build racing aircraft that don't take up a lot of shelf space, then these Dekno kits are for you. They do require some skills to build as do all resin kits, but the end result will be a superb little model of a most successful 1930s racer.
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