In my review of
set 72036, I wrote
would actually be very pleased if JK Resin would release a separate
set, containing just the bomb, crates and decals". JK Resin
must have read my review as this is the set I was referring to.
gets 5 closed crates and one hollow, open crate. The single SC250
bomb that comes with this set can be placed inside, if so desired.
What is not immediately apparent (to me at least) is that there are
actually two types of crates: one type with rope handles and one with
Three extra small crates are provided, which I assume hold
the EL.A.Z 55 fuses. If so, then these boxes are slightly oversized
(by about 5%), but I guess that won't detract anyone looking at a
diorama that contains them.
bomb is equally oversized by 5-10%, but I didn't find any info
about shape or size of the box for the bombs, but they comes close
to the box
for a KC250.
Further parts are provided for the missing detail on the bottom of
the crates (parts 4 - it took me a while to figure out their purpose),
and a small PE set (labelled 72037 - which is strange as 72037 is
a set of Zimmerit sheets). At first, I was not quite sure how to use
the PE parts, but looking at the manual and the boxtop, I came to
the conclusion that they are the straps and hooks that will attach
the bomb to the aircraft. If this is correct, then only two of the
six straps are needed; the other four being for differently sized
bombs in other sets, like 72039 and
The use of the small copper strand that is included, eludes me, however.
It might possibly be for the stabilising rods between the fins of
the bomb, but if this is the case, then I think it would be better
replaced by stretched sprue or very thin steel rod.
The resin parts are cast in the (by now well-known) black resin which
JK Resin manages to cast very thinly, while very delicately detailed
and free of any blemishes.
the set, four decal sheets are provided with tiny (though readable)
stencils, their use being explained in the instruction leaflet. These
decals really make the set stands out and I believe it will be very
difficult for anyone to outdo the quality of this set.
Now, what about a set only including bombs and decals in sufficient
quantity to fit out a few aircraft ?
A general remark about the bombs that come in the various JK Resin
sets is that the fins are very close to scale, meaning that they are
very thin, meaning that they are very, very fragile. As the tails
of the bombs need to be removed from their casting blocks, there is
a very high risk of damaging a few of them (which happened to me).
The clean-up afterwards is also something to be very careful with,
as you can easily end up with four slanting trailing edges of unequal
remark is that the stabilizing rods needs to be added to these fins
(if one cares about this detail). I believe this is best not done
with the strand of copper wire that comes with the set (although it
is commendable that it is included at all); stretched sprue or very
thin steel wire being a better alternative. Even then, getting four
equal and matching lengths glued on, while ensuring that they are
aligned along all the axes and without using a visible blob of superglue
is a challenge that is not for the faint of heart. If you decide to
keep the bomb in its box, then, of course you can get away with a
single rod (and some damaged fins), as the others cannot be seen.
lifting straps went on easily, but the lifting eyes are easily lost.
Fortunately the set carries some spares.
painting the bombs, the modeler has some freedom, but the official
colors can be found here.
I painted mine in a locally mixed grey-green resembling RAL 7027,
which according to the aforementioned source is the correct color.
The boxes are also a delicate affair, especially the open one. If
care is not taken, tiny protuberances representing the closing mechanism
will easily get damaged, for instance when turning the boxes over
to add the wooden slats to the bottom.
The lid for the open box was slightly warped in my example, but nothing
a bath in hot water couldn't take care of.
I wanted to give my boxes a more pronounced wood grain texture, but
in doing so damaged some detail as the resin, surprisingly, reacts
to acetone and as handling these boxes will invariably risk damaging
the tiny latches. As a consequence, the detail that the pictures of
the painted boxes show is no longer quite representative.
I'll probably repeat myself when saying that the inclusion of very
finely printed decals in this set is an extremely attractive feature.
The tiny decals settled well, but the stripes for the bomb fins needed
some persuasion from a setting fluid, which made them adhere snugly.
The decals sheet also carries the shorter stripes (together with some
stenciling) for the SC50 bombs of set 72039,
which is fortunate, as that set has two bombs, but only enough stripes/steencils
for one. There are also some decals for the SC500 of set 72041.
at the instruction sheet and boxtop, it seems that there is no real
fixed location for the stenciling of the crates.
sample kindly provided by JK Resin.
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