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Hawker Nimrod II

CMR, 1/72 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Item No. CMR No. 150 - Hawker Nimrod
Contents and Media: 76 nicely cast resin parts, 1 vac-formed item with two windscreens, decals for 7 aircraft, 2 Royal Navy and 5 Danish Air Force, 4 A4 sized double sided instruction sheets with 6 build drawings including rigging, 3 pages of paint/decal diagrams and a separate 2 pages of Danish Air Force photos.
Scale 1/72
Price: from 21.27 (available online from Hannants)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Highly detailed inside and out, excellent resin casting and decals.
Disadvantages: Multi media and a biplane means this one is for experienced modellers only.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for experienced biplane modellers.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

The Hawker Nimrod was a navalised development of the land based single seat bi-plane Fury. Designed in the Early Thirties, the Nimrod II had a more powerful engine but was out of squadron use by the beginning of WWII.

This is a beautiful kit but, as a biplane and a full resin kit, it's only for the more experienced bi-plane enthusiasts among us.

It comes with two complete fuselages to build either the Royal Navy or Danish Air Force version and the wings, as is normal from this manufacturer, are solid one-piece affairs.

 

 

The interior is nicely detailed all in resin and for the Danish aircraft there are optional open wheels, spatted wheels or skis. There is a set of eight under-wing bombs for both versions and a two page rigging diagram which also shows the difference between the British and Danish aircraft.

 



Decals by MPD are in perfect register and have markings for two RN Nimrods from 801 Squadron, HMS Furious and 802 Squadron on HMS Glorious. Of the Danish aircraft, three are in the pre 1938 scheme of Silver and Anodic Grey and two are in the post 1938 camouflage of Olive Drab/ Khaki over Pale Blue. One example, marked 170 is in both schemes.

 



An added bonus is four pages of B&W photos from the Danish Air Force History Collection.

This is not the kit for a first attempt at either a biplane or a full resin model but if you know what you are doing with resin and are into biplanes, go for it!

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to CMR for the review sample


CMR Models are available online from Hannants in the UK,
NKR Models in Australia and quality specialist model retailers worldwide.


Review Copyright 2006 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 23 October, 2006
Last updated 21 February, 2007

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