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Junkers Ju 88A-6 Balloon Cutter
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2007 - 06:31 AM UTC


Jean-Luc Formery takes a look at Dragon's brand-new 1/48 scale Ju 88 Balloon Cutter - complete with photoetched cable fenders. It's certainly a big and impressive kit - but is it quite all it claims to be?...

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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2007 - 06:57 AM UTC
So another near miss by Dragon ? Ref earlier review of their Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 05:40 AM UTC

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So another near miss by Dragon ? Ref earlier review of their Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a



Hi Chuck!

Yes, sadly this seems to be the case again. However, for someone who isn't after an hyper-accurate model it still represents a great package. For the others it may be a disappointment.
I'm more a relaxed builder but I think I will try to modify the engine nacelles. Or maybe someone will do some resin replacements in the near future?

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 08:23 AM UTC
It seems silly to me that a manufacturer would stop short of making the kit accurate. It is almost like quitting a marathon within site of the finish line. I dont pretend to know all the intricasies of manufacturing, and can understand there is probably a financial reason to stop short. Even though this looks like a good kit, I have enough in my stash that I wont miss not buying this kit. Thanks for the Brutally Honest review.
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 09:05 AM UTC
Hello. Isn't that funny. I just received the Ju88 in the mail for the MOM contest. I didn't get to check it out closely yet. Being that I'm not a "has to be just like the real thing" type of builder, I'll probably build it right out of the box. I just might shelve the Stuka in the snow build and start this one, we'll see. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for the review Jean-Luc and Rowan. I like the photos of the clear parts, well done, Mike.
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 02:45 PM UTC
You can purchase from Heritage Aviation (UK) a resin conversion for the Ju-88 A5, it's for the DML/Revell kit. Lovely details.
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 - 01:12 AM UTC
Hi Simon!

Thanks for the interesting info... do you know where to get one?

An welcome to Aeroscale!

Jean-Luc