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In-Box Review
Siemen Schuckert D.III
For a barrel full of fun!
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

The Siemens Schuckert Werke D.III type fighter was the marriage of several great ideas. First the "monococque" fuselage was a wooden frame with 3mm plywood panels as a skin. The rudder, elevators and wings were fabric covered and conventionally built. Ailerons were in both upper and lower wings. Characterized as a flying barrel it became the ultimate development of the rotary fighter for the German air service in WWI.

Set Contents
From the skilled hands of Jan KÓrnik in the Czech republic, Brengun offers a fine set of brass for the Roden 1:32 Siemens Shuckert D.III. You get a total of 155 photoetch parts that build up nicely into three dimensional details. The panel for the early version cowling vents can be used as a template or inset in to the Loon resin kit cowling with careful modification.

Parts include:
Rear cockpit bulkhead / screen
Early production cowling vent inset
Cockpit interior details and supports
Metal cowling sections upper & lower
Twist knob fasteners
Seat back & bottom
Cowling access panels
Switch panel
Metal retainer fittings & facades
Rigging turnbuckle eyelets

The only thing you don't get is lap or harness straps. But the items present will lift the detail in the all plastic Roden kit to higher levels.

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Highs: Fine details and unique applications such as twist knob fasteners for the upper cowling(s).
Lows: The parts map could be additionally detailed with names and parts numbers.
Verdict: Exceptionally researched, very worth while to have.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #BRL32014
  Suggested Retail: $17.62
  Related Link: Website
  PUBLISHED: Dec 17, 2013

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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 ...

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Bringing this up for a fellow modeler.
FEB 25, 2014 - 12:25 PM
A-ha! Thank you very much! This surely answers my question - very detailed review and order placed
FEB 25, 2014 - 01:46 PM

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