Piaggio P.108B „II. serie”
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||Kit No.72035 - Piaggio P.108B
|Contents and Media:
||85 medium grey injection moulded
parts on four frames, 13 very
clear parts on one frame, 33 resin parts, decals for two aircraft plus
3.5 double-sided A4 pages with parts plan, history, build instructions
and painting/decal diagrams.
||Good subject, cleanly moulded, nice
resin bits and excellent decals
||A big model for anyone who is space
||Recommended to experienced modellers
1/72 scale Piaggio P.108 II serie may be ordered online from Squadron.com
Special Hobby has released their 1/72 scale
Piaggio P.108 II serie. Apart from the box and decals, this kit appears
to be identical to the Flying Machines Piaggio P.108 I serie kit,
reviewed elsewhere on HyperScale. The different variants are achieved by
using optional parts (all supplied in both boxings).
the thumbnails below to view larger images:
in the 1930s, the Piaggio P.108 was the only four-engined bomber used by
the Italians during W.W.II. At about the size of a Lancaster or B17, it
suffered badly in operations to the point where there weren’t many left
by wars end. Even so, it had some very innovative features such as wing
mounted gun turrets remotely aimed from the fuselage long before the
kit. As is usual with MPM mouldings, the parts have a little bit of
flash and require some clean-up and there may be some parts that don’t
fit perfectly, so the watch-word is test fit everything before
gluing. The resin on the other hand, is typical CMK, highly detailed and
well moulded but again should be test fitted.
parts include the early model bits for the Flying Machines kit, which
are not needed here and will go in the spare parts box.
only cater for two aircraft, one for a captured machine in US service
and another in Italian "toned down" markings for night operations. The
decals are printed by Aviprint, like other current Special Hobby
markings, and look very good but the proof will be in the using.
1/72 scale, this is going to be a big model so you had better be sure
you have space for it!
think I’m impressed with this model, your right, I am. It would probably
be more accurate to say I’m more impressed with MPM be cause they keep
bringing out models that very few other companies would dare produce.
Recommended to experienced modellers
Thanks to MPM/Special Hobby
for the review sample.
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