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BR.20 Cicogna S.A.
BR.20 Cicogna S.A. for Classic Airframes/Special Hobby kit
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by: Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

BR.20 Cicogna S.A.Though the Special Hobby BR.20 kit can be built into a very nice representation of the famous Italian WWII bomber (see review here), the model can be improved in some places, especially the cockpit area. Here, Eduard comes to rescue with a nice set composed of two PE frets of which one is pre-painted and self adhesive. In the usual packaging of the Czech manufacturer a four pages instruction sheet (A5 format) is present as well.

Fret number one is pre-painted and self-adhesive and holds a total of 42 parts: multiple layer instrument panel, seat belts, consoles, levers, etc... The parts are all very nice and the printing is very crisp. Especially the typical Italian seat belts look very convincing.

Fret number two has some more parts (39 in total) destined to the cockpit (internal cockpit structure, instrument boxes, new seat frame, detail parts for the bombardier station, etc..) but also some exterior details (hatches and door handle) and ignition wires for the engines.

Conclusion
Overall I think that this Eduard set is very nice but not essential since it is mostly composed of parts for the cockpit interior which won't be very visible in the end on the finished Special Hobby BR.20 model. But if you simply can't build your models without adding some extras, then I can highly recommend this set to you.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Adds more detail to the model, especially in the cockpit.
Lows: Most of the work won't be very visible in the end.
Verdict: Recommended if you like to add extra details to your models even if it won't be very visible on the finished model.
Percentage Rating
88%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 49466
  Suggested Retail: $ 19.95
  Related Link: BR.20 Cicogna S.A.
  PUBLISHED: Jul 28, 2010
  NATIONALITY: Italy
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.63%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.44%

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About Jean-Luc Formery (TedMamere)
FROM: MOSELLE, FRANCE

I'm mainly interested in WW2 aircraft and I build them in 1/48 scale.

Copyright 2019 text by Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]. All rights reserved.



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