The parts are cleanly moulded and a quick dry-fit shows most parts line up OK. As with most kits of this type, the wing-roots will need some care to avoid fit problems. Panel lines are neatly scribed and the fabric control-surfaces are subtlely done. Surface texture is a little rough in places.
The instrument panel shows quite good detail, but an etched clear film version would be far superior in this scale.
There are a few resin parts but, surprisingly (in view of its Czech origins), no etched metal details. No seat-harness is provided, which is a major disappointment - 1/32 scale French WW2 harnesses aren't exactly commonplace (I think Eduard might have come to the rescue here...).
The injection-moulded canopy is nice and clear... but is moulded closed, so some careful work with a razor saw will be needed if you want to display an open "office".
Decals & Conclusion
Decals look fine. 2 choices are provided: a Battle of France machine and a Vichy aircraft.
This isn't a kit for beginners... but expect to see a few show-stoppers from the experts!
Azur (an offshoot of MPM Models) has taken a bold step by moving into the 1/32 scale market. It's first release is the Dewoitine D.520 C.1. I should state at the outset that this is not a Tamigawa (or even Trumpeter) type kit! It's typical of the Czech-based MPM/Classic Airframes/Sword etc. family... this is model that is as good as the extra effort you put in... but this is reflected in the price!
About Rowan Baylis (Merlin) FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM
I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...