PART 1/72 WWI Photo-Etched detail sets
Two new WWI detail sets from PART have arrived this month. This time
around we have their sets for the Mac Pfalz D.III/IIIa and the Roden Gotha.
The Gotha in particular is a most spectacular set and will really dress
up this much awaited kit.
Everything from cockpit frames to wing radiators, control horns,
Spandau jackets etc are included on this set for the Mac Pfalz D.III.
I trust that the parts can also be used in the other Pfalz D.III
kits that are out there.
A kit that has been long been wished for is a 1/72 Gotha, last year Roden released one, and now PART has come through with a photo-etched detail set to dress up the Gotha G.II or G.III.
Take a look at the number of parts in the scans and you get an idea as to what they will look like when done. Where applicable the parts are relief etched.
A quick look shows that there are fuselage frames, control panel,
wheels, bomb racks. However a neat idea, which I have yet to see
tried, are the termination points for the interplane rigging (all
those little thingies in the top scan). These are designed to fit
beneath/above the strut and are then bent to the proper angle and
rigging is affixed to them.
Also included is a sheet of film for the cockpit cellon panels and windscreen.
Detailed instructions are provide in the form of illustrations included. These are among the clearest I have yet seen.
My thanks to PART for the review samples. PART detail sets are available from JADAR Model.