As per the norm with WW the box art is another stunning rendition from Steve Anderson, featuring a pair of AEG’s battling it out with two SE.5a’s. The sides show the 5 available versions that can be built and a brief history of the plane.
Upon lifting the box lid you are confronted with a rammed box of lovely plastic. There’s 17 grey sprues in total although several of these are duplicates (3 in total) along with the parabellum’s being repeated 3 times,
No less than 5 large decal sheets are included with the normal markings and the hexagon night fighter parts for the full plane should you decided to build one of the 3 versions on offer.
The overall class of the plastic is as high a quality as we come to expect from WNW. It’s only on very close inspection that you realise tiny rivets and details making this perhaps their greatest kit to date?
The instruction booklet is a huge 36 pages in total and is packed full of details and photos of actual planes to help you throughout the build. The start has a nice history section, paint references and sprue layouts. CAD renderings show the assembly and paint callouts are throughout. There’s a full rigging guide and beautiful photos of the plane schemes on offer along with Ronny Bar’s superb profiles.
WW seems to raise the bar with each release. The choices of exposed or cowled engines, a large open and easily viewed cockpit and gunners compartments and over 400 parts and a wingspan just over 500mm this should build up into a very impressive kit. To be honest I can’t wait to get started.
Many thanks to Wingnut Wings.
SMN Quick summary Star rating out of 5
|FEATURE||STAR RATING (out of five)|
|Quality of moulding||*****|
|Level of detail||*****|