JET AND PROP AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

JET AND PROP AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

Aftermarket brand CMK has released exciting and useful extras for classic types in 1/72 and 1/48 scales… the Meteor, Hurricane and Ju 88.

JET AND PROP AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

If you’re an experienced modeller who’s adept at using resin and/or photo-etched metal improvements, three new sets from CMK are worthy of your attention. They are aimed at Revell’s recent 1/72 Junkers Ju 88A-1 (a reworking of its excellent Ju 88A-4), the new Arma Hobby 1/72 Hawker Hurricanes and Airfix’s 1/48 Gloster Meteor.

Ju 88A-1 Cockpit (7467)
This offers an exquisitely-detailed main tub, sidewalls, seats, a bomb sight, instrument panel, control column, machine guns and drum magazines, and the rear bulkhead radio bank. In addition, a photo-etched brass fret provides a facing for the instrument panel (the former sandwiching a printed acetate dial sheet), seat straps, control levers and forward sights for the machine guns. As good as the Revell kit is, this is a real step up in refinement.

Hurricane PR Mk.I/II Conversion Set (7465)
Arma Hobby’s Hurricanes are splendid, but they are all combat variants. CMK’s set allows you to convert them into RAF photo-reconnaissance versions, the package offering two styles of under-fuselage camera fairings and decals for three aircraft – two in Royal Blue and the other in the classic desert shades of Middle Stone and Dark Earth over Azure Blue. The airframes are:

•    PR.I P2638, 208 Squadron, LG-39 Burgh El Arab, Egypt, 1942
•    PR.IIc DG622 Kathleen, 208 Squadron, Kabrit, Egypt, 1942
•    PR.IIb BH125/U, 3 PRU/631 Squadron, India, 1943

This is a really simple conversion but a great way to make your Hurricane a lot more interesting.

JET AND PROP AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

JET AND PROP AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

Gloster Meteor F Mk.8/9 Gun Bays (4419)
Enliven your Airfix 1/48 Meteor with this splendid array of parts to show open gun bays with better detail. Included are replacement bays (which attach to the cockpit tub), cannon with ammunition feeds, and airframe panels to display with your model if desired.

JET AND PROP AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

This is an interesting round of items from CMK, and you don’t need a whole load of modelling skill to make the most of the Hurricane set.

For further details visit: www.cmkkits.com