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Koolhoven FK-51
Spanish Version

 

Azur, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Azur A064 Koolhoven FK-51 Spanish Version
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 42 medium grey plastic parts on two sprues, 1 resin part, 4 vac-formed wind screens (2 spares), 29 PE parts on one fret, decals for 4 aircraft plus a 10 page fold-out A5 instruction booklet with history, parts plan, 8 build diagrams including one for rigging and 4 pages of paint/decal drawings.
Price: USD$22.96  from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Highly detailed, cleanly moulded and good Aviprint decals.
Disadvantages: Multi media, not for beginners.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Glen Porter


 Azur's 1/72 scale Koolhoven is available online from Squadron.com
 

FirstLook

 

A week or so ago, I reviewed the Azur Koolhoven FK-51 Dutch version. In that review, I mentioned that some aircraft were secretly supplied to the Spanish Republicans. This kit represents one of those aircraft. It's the same kit as the earlier one, minus some resin parts and therefore my comments for the earlier kit apply here.

 

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The parts not included here are the alterative Resin engine, cowling and exhaust plus some unused parts from the Dutch kit and so the main difference in this kit is the decals. These are of course printed by Aviprint. There's not much on the sheet, three serial numbers and three tri-colour rudder markings. Unfortunately, the centre colour of the three (yellow), is out of register with the other two. However, the rudder tri-colours look to be a bit oversize so they may be able to be trimmed back into register.

Of the four marking options, one has the rear M/G and three have not, all have the same Dark Green upper surfaces and Light Blue lower with the only differences being the length of the Red fuselage band and serial placement.

Like the earlier kit, most of the PE is for the cockpit, seat-belts etc, a wiring loom for the motor and a few exterior parts.

This is another interesting and detailed offering from Azur. I would recommend this kit to any experienced modellers.

Recommended.

Thanks to MPM/Azur for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2005 by Glen Porter
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 14 December, 2005
Last updated 14 December, 2005

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