login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 01:05 AM UTC
ICM has kindly sent Aeroscale CAD images of its upcoming 1/72 scale Dornier 215 B-5 night fighter
Engine detail will be included and there will be two marking options. If this night fighter kit is as good as the recent Dornier 215 B-4 release, then ICM will have a winner.

72306 Dornier 215 B-5 night fighter 1/72

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
Click Star to Rate
3 readers have rated this story.
Get a daily email with links to all our latest news, reviews, and features.


I love ICM for all the detail they pack in their models.
JUN 15, 2017 - 03:10 AM
If the over all fitting is as bad as on their 1/48 kit (out with Revell Germany at the moment), well... then good night ....
JUN 15, 2017 - 07:18 PM
Hi Torsten That's a really interesting comment, because the original ICM 1:48 kit which I reviewed fitted together excellently. The same was true of their Ju 88, but I've noted some serious differences there between current mouldings and what I reviewed in 2015. All the best Rowan
JUN 16, 2017 - 07:25 AM
Hi Rowan, well, this thread is about the 1/72 kit but I have just finished my quarterscale Do 215 and have "experienced" the fitting. I will show it in my assembly line thread in a few days. The nightfighter nose doesn't fit well to the fuselage without major surgery to the, well, how would you call it, maybe fittting frame of the nose. I had to erase it completly and did several test fittings until I thought it was good enough. Still a bit of sanding had to be done. I've checked other built models of this kit in the www and they all had problems there. Some look worse than mine. Another major fitting problem is the wings to the fuselage. Behind the canopy is a gap which could compete against WW1 trenches. But I managed to fill and sand it well enough. On the lower end between fuselage and wings shows up a step which I carefully sanded down. It's still visible a bit but it's acceptable for me. On the underside there are gaps and steps on both sides of the wings/fuselage area which are not easy to battle against but I did the best I could. As I closed the engine cowlings there are small holes on both rear ends of the covers which looked like a mould fault. Some more filler here and some more careful sanding. Recently I've build Zvezda's Pe-2 and that fitting was nearly perfect, so Zvezda vs. ICM it's 1:0. And I don't mean that political. I have also Revell's (ICM) new Ju 88 A-4 (1/48) in my stash so I wonder what surprises I will get with that kit .... Torsten
JUN 16, 2017 - 10:06 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.

Click image to enlarge
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
ICM Holding ReviewsMORE
I-16 Type 28 Built Review
SWAT Team Fighter No1 Built Review
by kylie newton
SWAT Team Figure #2 Built Review
by kylie newton
Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf A Built Review
Sd.Kfz.261 In-Box Review
by Darren Baker | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Panhard 178 with French Crew In-Box Review
by Darren Baker
King Tiger B and Interior In-Box Review
by Darren Baker | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Zil 131 MTO-AT In-Box Review
by Darren Baker
He 111-H3 In-Box Review
by Darren Baker
Sd.Kfz.260 Armoured Car Built Review
by Kevin Brant | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Spitfire Mk. IX In-Box Review
by Adie Roberts
Model T 1917 Utility Built Review
by Darren Baker
Yeoman Warder In-Box Review
by Darren Baker
Model Ford T Ambulance In-Box Review
by Adie Roberts
I-16 Type 24 In-Box Review
by Kevin Brant | of 2 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Write your own review