PHOTO ETCH SET PE 35006
DML KIT NO 3522 AND 3523 M270
We have received several Voyager
Models PE sets from Clayton Fiander of Hawkeye
Models Australia. This generic set is designed for the Dragon 1/35
MLRS kit no DML3522 and 3523.
This PE set consists of two small plastic envelopes with four sheets
of PE of various thickness, some plastic rod and a clear acetate sheet
for the instrument panel. The set covers a great deal of the small fiddly
parts on the MLRS including buckles, clasps, lifting rings and things
like window frames and the front window shutters. The set also contains
the mesh required to do the engine decking as well as some padlocks for
the vehicle storage bins.
This set looks to be well planned and does not try to portray round
objects with flat metal as I have seen in some PE sets. Some of the PE
is very fine and I would suggest that it would require some experience
and the correct tools to bend it to the correct shape. An example of
this is the door handles for the cabin doors which are quite small. The
three page instruction sheet is well laid out and detail the changes
required to the original parts.
My only real problem with the set is the way in which the parts are
scattered all over the place and can take some time to find the parts
you are after. I also have a concern about the joins between some of
the parts due to the small area for glue to take. This would be the same
for all PE sets so it is not just this manufacturers product that suffer
All up I would recommend this set for those with some PE experience
and will produce a good model.
Available from Hawkeye
Models Australia and Crusader