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1:48 Dornier Do 215B-4
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:33 PM UTC
ICM have released a very impressive quarterscale kit of the Do 215 - the inline-engined counterpart to the more famous Do 17Z.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 03:23 AM UTC
I am really looking forward to the night fighter version.
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 04:49 AM UTC
This will be a "one to have" for me.The pics are very nice !

Bernd
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 05:32 AM UTC
Nice review Rowan, thank you.

Now to go out and get one this will sit nice next to the Ju-88H-1
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:36 AM UTC
Excellent photos Rowan. They show the beautiful detail to perfection. Engines, internal structure, "... the fit of the fuselage and wings is excellent..." - I want one!
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 07:42 PM UTC
Concerning that tail. I'm now making resin set of it, and found out that rudder is about 3.5mm too short. Overall span of the horizontal tail is OK, but they have made fixed part too wide,so movable part with rudders is about 7mm too short.

Sergey.
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:01 PM UTC
Hi Sergey

Excellent! I'm looking forward to your set. I see what you mean about the tailplane roots projecting too far out - I was probably mesmerized by the lack of bulge and missed that. On closer inspection I think the front tips of the rudders could be a tad blunter too.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:29 PM UTC
Well, leading edge was sharp enough


Sergey.
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:01 PM UTC
Hi Sergey

Great shot showing the stabiliser root. Are you going to produce your parts to allow the incidence to be set like the real thing?

I was referring to the front of the rudder (the aerodynamic balance) when I said I thought the kit parts could be blunter. They seem a tad too rounded and sloped compared with my photos.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:39 PM UTC
Hi Serguey,

Nice to hear that you are working on the tail problem case. Are you going to do a separate tailwheel as well?

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:47 PM UTC

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Are you going to do a separate tailwheel as well?



Yes, it'll be in the same set.

Sergey.
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 07:08 AM UTC
Great News Sergey .. some more stuff to buy! (I got the Yak-3 sets from Ultracast some week ago)

do you alrerady have pix?

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 07:22 PM UTC
Hi Serguey,


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Are you going to do a separate tailwheel as well?



Yes, it'll be in the same set.

Sergey.



Great! This time, unless the Su-2 which I had to build rapidly, I will wait until your set is out and build the 215 later this year. In the meantime I also hope Eduard will have done some PE sets and masks for the kit.

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 08:02 AM UTC

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Great News Sergey .. some more stuff to buy!
do you alrerady have pix?


Not the best pictures, but something like this:




Sergey.
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 08:12 AM UTC
Looks great! Thanks for posting!

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 05:56 PM UTC

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Looks great! Thanks for posting!

all the best

Steffen



Dito...

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:00 PM UTC

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Looks great! Thanks for posting!

all the best

Steffen



Dito...

Jean-Luc



Hi Sergey

Ditto, ditto!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:44 PM UTC
Hello Sergej

any idea when this will be available? ... I am collecting stuff to build the B-4 and 5

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 07:15 AM UTC

Hi Steffen!

Actually it's already released:


I made 6 new sets and now I'm collecting orders for my dealers, so I think in a month new sets will be available for orders, and they for sure will be in Telford.

Sergey.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 07:23 AM UTC
Thanks Sergey!

It is looking great! At least 2 things more to buy at SMW in Telford...

all the best

Steffen