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In-Box Review
Albatros D.V / D.Va
Super Detail Set for WNW kit
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

Since the growth of 1:32, early aviation has enjoyed the release of fine subject. HGW is in the lead with detail sets for many all plastic kits. HGW has done a "Super Detail Set" #132044 1:32 for the WNW Albatros D.V / D.Va kit.

Set Contains

#132055 Albatros Seatbelts (micro fibre). (Review done at Aeroscale previously).
#132056 Albatros Surface Details (Smaller set shown with the seatbelt set in Aeroscale review).
#132040 Albatros S Radiator
#132023 Mercedes D.III PE Set. (Review done at Aeroscale previously).
#632006 Albatros MASK
Wood grain Decal (light wood) - Tester (Review on 1:48 full set done at Aeroscale previously)
The wood grain decal is called a tester.

Each set comes with individual card stock or paper instructions.

#132055 Albatros Seatbelts

Contains 24 micro fiber straps
And 34 @ nickel coated photoetch items that include PE fittings

#132056 Albatros Surface Details

Contains 62 @ nickel coated photoetch items that include PE fittings & facades

#132040 Albatros D.V / D.Va Radiator

Contains 18 @ nickel coated photoetch items that include PE fitting & facades

#132023 Mercedes D.III PE Set

Contains 30 @ nickel coated photoetch items that include:
14 @ Spark plug cable ends to cylinders (2 extras, part #1.
02 @ Magneto harness bands part #5 & 6.
02 @ Sparkplug to magneto harness items part #2 & 3.
06 @ water pipe connections between the cylinders part #7.
02 @ Magneto wire connectors to the starting magneto part #10.
01 @ Circular union boss plate for the forward connections of the upper & lower halves of the crank case part #8.
01 @ Carburetor linkage unit for inflight compensations part #4. This is a part seen on 180hp D.IIIaŁ types.
02 @ Datum plates 1 for motor type and 1 for wiring schematics part #9 & 11.

#632006 Albatros MASK

Contains Quick masks for wheel cover & tire demarcations and windscreens.

The wood grain decal

This is called a tester but should be considered a teaser to get you interested in purchasing the separate full sheets. (I did a review on the 1:48 wood grain sheets here at Aeroscale).

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.

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Highs: Good quality PE amd micro fiber straps items.
Lows: PE needs scouring and scraping for better adherance to surfaces. Some items are two dimensional and require thickening for a better representation. Masks are pretty skimpy compared to "other" versions.
Verdict: While pricey it comes with some decent details. These are some of the only aftermarket detail items available so in one set there is value.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #132044
  Suggested Retail: $33.26
  Related Link: e-shop
  PUBLISHED: Apr 01, 2012

About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...

Copyright ©2020 text by Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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