Marsh Models Aerotech - de Havilland DH.88 1:32 model
Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine de Havilland DH88 MacRobertson 1934 1:32 Three examples of the de Havilland DH88 ‘Comet’ were initially built to contest the MacRobertson Air Race, an event which took the intrepid crews from Mildenhall in the east of England to Melbourne in Australia. The most famous of these aircraft is the bright red ‘Grosvenor House’ which won the race and it was backed up by the black and gold ‘Black Magic’, flown by Amy Johnson and her husband Jim Mollison and a third green aircraft was unnamed. After the race ‘Grosvenor House’ was sold to the air ministry and painted silver with RAF markings and ‘Black Magic’ went to Portugal and was renamed ‘Salazar’. All five liveries are offered as options on clearly printed decals and all will make attractive models. The colour of the striping on ‘Grosvenor House’ has long been a bone of contention, some claiming they should be silver and others plumping for white and Marsh has gone with the latter. Resin castings are used for most of the components with white metal included for the undercarriage, propellers and a few other small details. The metal is used in part because the main fuselage and wing parts are quite heavy. There are a few areas of excess material to be cleaned off and some of the panel lines may need opening out of the material in these doesn’t clean out when de-greasing prior to painting.
About Marsh Models Aerotech
Very well cast resin kits. 1:32nd scale concentrating on racing aircraft and 1:72nd on Axis fighters which didn't make it off the drawing board at the end of WW2. Made in England.