Revell 1/72 Junkers Ju 88 C-6 Z/N

Revell are producing some really very nice kits recently, and offer good value for money.  One of their recent releases is this one, the Ju88 C-6Z/N, a solid nosed, radar equipped night-fighter.

With the bulbous glazed cockpit, the detail of the crew compartment is quite visible, so good to see some really good detail included inside that crew compartment.  I included a couple of close-ups on the detail in the album below.  Even the radar operators equipment is included in the back of the crew compartment, with the crew seats also neatly done.  Panel lines are neatly engraved, flame dampers are included for the engine exhausts and overall very neat.  The radar aerials on the nice are moulded with the uprights as a single piece, though the correct pattern can be seen in the box art.  Done for ease of moulding and assembly rather than have very small and fragile parts I would guess, but if you want to you could remove the parts to leave the gaps between them.  Just follow the box art for more guidance.

Two sets of markings are provided for, and while one has a more complex camouflage, if you don't fancy trying that, then the second option goes for a much simpler scheme.  Transfers are good quality, as we expect from Revell these days.  They also include a whole load of small stencils for the airframe so take some time and be prepared for lots of these to be applied to your chosen scheme.  Fortunately the instructions give clear placement guidance.  The options are for a camouflaged machine of Stab4/ NJG 5 at Orel in the Soviet Union, during the Spring of 1943.  The other is from 6./KG(Z)3 at Poltawa, also in the Soviet Union, in April  1943.

Nice to see a good kit of this famous night-fighter, and one I think Revell have made a good job of it in this scale. 

Thanks to Revell for our example.

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