Special Hobby 1/72 DB-8A/3N (SH72465)

This article and video are dedicated to Special Hobby 1/72 DB-8A/3N (SH72465). Under this name you will find Douglas aircraft which was used by Netherlands Air Forces on brink of WW2. There is also a story of their fights during German attacks, which I recommend you to read about. Well, now we have a chance to copy this aircraft in small scale. While plastic is not exactly new, and original version came out way back in 2002, new boxing should bring us some updated parts. Packaging is typical here, so let's open everything and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with another 1/72 kit from the same brand.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts even closer.

We are going to start with the first frame where you will find wing parts and fuselage halves. Overall molding quality looks fine, but there are no guiding pins on any of the big parts.

Second frame brings us another pair of fuselage halves and some of the external parts. Note that cowling should be glued out of separate panels, so you will have to pay attention to possible gaps.

Kit also features resin part for the lower wing section. Here you will have to play a bit with fitment, but I don't expect some big issues with that. Clear parts look good, manufacturer offers only a closed version.

Decals sheet is not that big, but carries all necessary symbols. You can see all markings on the photo below. Small PE fret will come handy for fine features on the model.

Assembly manual is typical for Special Hobby. You can check all pages in the video-review.

New release should be already available for purchase. In my opinion this kit is not something I would recommend to beginners. There are plenty of things which might require some previous experience in order to get a nice result. Nevertheless, it might be a good choice for modelers who would like to build something different in the popular scale. Moreover, there is plenty of space for some additional detailing in case you have some decent reference material. :)

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