The decals are very well printed, the colours are strong and look spot on. There is some film around the numbers and letter’s, the decals looks to be very thin but as always we can cut it before we apply it.
The instructions sheet is composed but 20 pages, the first and last 2 are printed in full colour, the interior ones in 2 different colours and they are very clear and simple to follow even in the more “crowded” sub-assemblies its still easy to understand it.
Four versions can being built, three in the standard two greens/light blue scheme and another one in white/light blue.
If the parts go well together, with all the quality of the parts found inside the box this will be a fairly quick build. This is a must-have for all the WWII aircraft fans, even if the Luftwaffe is not your favourite theme. I hope ICM can present us some of the first versions of this aircraft.
Highs: No pin ejectors can be seen once the parts are on place. Almost no flash and that found is easily removable. The clear parts are among the best I found till today. Good decals, easy to follow instructions. Very good value for the money.
Lows: Some parts are going to be hard to remove from the sprues, no P.E. fret inside. The wheels could be represented weighted, some parts need to be thinned to look better, (antennae and ruder actuators).
This kit will not disappoint anyone. Sure, it can be improved with the use of some aftermarket parts but it will look amazing even done out of the box. The price/quality of what’s provided is very good.
ICM surprised us with a very good kit, good engineering and lovely details made with quality. Well I think it’s not long a surprise to find all of this in the newest ICM kits. On the stash or on the display shelf this is one to have. 87% / 100%.