The Do-335 has been well represented in 1/48th scale with the old, but venerable, Monogram kit and the more recent Tamiya one.
Master has had a long held reputation of producing some extremely accurate turned metal barrels and this set is no different. Packaged with a card stock protective backing inside a little ziplock bag are the five beautifully rendered pieces. The nose blast tube is in the front spinner, along with two 30mm cannon barrels on top of the fuselage is included. There is also a pitot tube and FuG-25 antenna. All of them are thin and have no mold lines and are perfectly round. Something I cant do in plastic. The best thing about these sets is that they are stronger and thinner than plastic.
The instructions are easy to understand and follow. You will have to drill some holes but the size and location are clearly shown.
This is another great set from Master Model. They are reasonably priced, highly accurate, easy to use and very realistic. You have to seriously consider using these sets. If you are like me and have an ‘issue’ with removing the mold lines and keeping the part round, this set is for you.
Thanks to Master and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting them directly at www.master-model.pl or your local hobby shop or online retailer.