Kit preview: Revell Germany 1/32 Ju-88 A1

revell_ju88-01Jeff Adair (jeff8600) sent in this preview of Revell’s great big honkin’ Ju-88.

History:
Designed by Hugo Junkers’ Junkers company in the mid 1930s, the Ju-88 became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war. It was used successfully as a bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter, and even as a flying warhead during the closing months of World War II.

The Kit:
My hats off to Revell Germany on this kit. Here’s what you get… 255 parts crisply molded in light gray and 26 cleat parts. I was only able to find a few injector marks over the entire kit and they were on the landing gear doors and not very noticeable. The cockpit is beautiful comprising of about 125 parts.

Kit:Revell Germany 1/32 Ju-88 A1
Kit Number:04728
Price:$78
Decals:Very Nice! Three Aircraft options.
Notes:A lot of aircraft for the money.

The control surfaces are all separate so the flaps can be positioned up or down. The kit directions need to be studied very well before applying any glue to the plastic, but I think that’s the same for any Revell Germany kit. The kit has a wingspan of 22.48” and a length of 17.83” giving it an ‘Oh my goodness’ factor of about 11 on the scale of 10!

Decals:
The kit decals look very nice and give you the choice of three different aircraft two for The Battle of Britain and one for an unknown Luftwaffe test unit. The color scheme is the typical early Luftwaffe RLM70 and 71 splinter on the upper surfaces and RLM 65 on the bottom.

Conclusions:
Well folks there it is in a nut shell. Great detail very good value and will make a nice shelf companion for your 1/32 Dragon Bf-110 (and it cost less!) This monster has just added to what looks to be the ‘1/32 Scale Renaissance’ that has been going on for the last few years. I highly recommend this kit to any one that likes large scale German aircraft.