DC-2 C.L.S. / Lufthansa -1/72

MPM #72505

by Mario Covalski


The kit

It is presented in a beautiful box where we can find three grey plastic branches of parts, the injection is good with nice recessed panel lines, which is an good beginning for a more complex and detailed project. The fuselage doesn't have the rudder, (which is injected separately) this will allow the modeler to join both halves more easily. We tested the halves joining verifying there is no visible gap, which will do the building work easier. The interior is simple, just pair of seats, an instrument panel and two control wheels, but the floor and bulkheads of the load section are provided, which is a good beginning. Besides two possible noses, with and without lights are offered.

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The wings are composed of five parts, and the adjustment to the fuselage is good, there won't be necessary to add plastic or putty. The wheels and the whole landing gear have good details as well as the bays. About the motors, if you are looking for more precision, will need to use resin ones or take them from other kit, the propellers will have to be built gluing to the hub the blades, which are provided separately, it's not a problem since the injection is good.

The parts finishing are good, without flashes or mold marks on inconvenient places, perhaps the windows clear plastic parts, could be thinner, but they have a positive point, the pilot cockpit ones are well designed in five parts (including two small crosspieces), this gives it a lot of realism.

The decals are of good quality, I have tested them and they stick on a painting surface without "silvering" effect, I didn't use any special set agent.

Three different aerocommercial versions can be built:

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In order that you can appreciate the details of the building, here you have the kit's instruction manual.


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