RSO German Tractor Canvas Cover
Def.Model 1:35 Scale Set #DM35017
WindMark 1:35 Scale Set #WF314
Review by Terry Ashley
The set has just two resin parts, the main resin canvas cover with a separate rear canvas flap and is designed specifically for the DML RSO kits and will not fit the Italeri RSO cargo bay at all. The resin is of a soft type making it not brittle and is quite easy to work with during clean-up, this also helps when fitting to the kit as well see below.
The resin casting is very good with well-defined side flaps and other canvas contour details with just a large pour plug and some fine resin film to be removed from the large cover casting. This needs care as there is a fairly large recess along the edge of the canvas where the pour block is located a bit like the canvas is loose and you must ensure not the reduce the top edge frame line of the canvas while removing the pour block.
The fine resin film around the lower corners of the main cover and the pour plug on the rear flap is also easy to remove but the flaps themselves are rather thick and thinning the resin here will greatly improve the appearance as well as making it easier to fit over the corners of the DML RSO cargo tray.
Also note the rear flap bent to fit over the taillight as mentioned below.
Also the contours of the separate rear flap will need to be altered to sit over the taillight; it is quite easy to bend the resin to shape to fit over the light without heating the resin due to the soft nature of the resin used in the set. The images show the bend added to the flap using just finger pressure to bend the resin.
Images of the resin cover fitted to the DML RSO kit.
A very quick and nicely detailed update for the DML RSO kits to add the full canvas tilt cover often seen in images of the RSO in Russia, just note this cover will NOT fit the Italeri cargo tray which is way oversized.
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