SET: Contact-Résine 1/32 Dewoitine D.520 Super Detail Set
SET #: CK 32001
PRICE: $69.62 each from Design & Marketing Int'l
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Resin, cast metal, etched metal and vacuformed parts


This set is for the Azur 1/32 Dewoitine D.520. When you open the sturdy box, you are greeted by several small bags of bits and two bubble wrapped items. This packaging is just what is needed to keep parts from being damaged.

Among the goodies is a complete resin nose, a vacuformed canopy (a spare would be nice), a bag of cast metal parts, a heavy P.E. fret, and several other bags of resin. You get a complete replacement rudder and horizontal stabilizers, a new radiator bath, new resin wheels, new prop blades and two different length spinners. New interior bits that include a floor, backing and side panels. Some of these parts are also done in cast metal and the detailing on both is the same so I'm not sure why the second set. Perhaps it is because the etched bits will glue better to metal? I don't know, but the option is there. Cast metal is used for the landing gear legs the aforementioned interior bits, control stick, a control box and a few other small bits. The photo etch fret includes things like gear doors, instrument panel, radiator grilles and a bunch of smaller interior bits and pieces. An instrument decal is also provided that I guess you can stick to the back of the etched panel.

All in all an excellent set and one I know I'll be using on an upcoming project. For those who want just bits out of this, D&MI offer sub-sets from their web site.

March 2005

Thanks to Design & Marketing Int'l for the review set.

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