- 1. Messerschmitt Bf 109G. Suggested kits: Hasegawa Bf 109G-6, Heller Bf 109G-2/6.
No modifications are
necessary if you are using the Hasegawa kit. For the Heller kit, carefully
trim away the area shown shaded in the drawing.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal In action No.57; Model Art No.290; Monogram Close-Up Nos 6, 7 & 16.
- 2. Messerschmitt Bf 109EG "Erla Haube". Suggested kits: Hasegawa Bf 109G, Heller Bf 109G and K.
Assembly is the same
as for the Bf 109G canopy.
- 3. Heinkel He 162. Suggested kits: Dragon He 162, Frog He 162.
If you are using the
Dragon kit, cut the lugs off the rear of the kit canopy and fit them to the
rear of the Clear-Vax replacement.
Suggested references: Monogram Close-Up No.11; Aero Series No.4.
- 4. Dornier Do 217E/J/N. Suggested kits: Italeri Do 217K and Do 217N.
To build the Do 217E,
fit the engines of the Do 217K to the wings and fuselage of the Do 217N. The
only major change is the clear nose piece. Using the drawing as a guide, cut
away the kit nose and fit the Clear-Vax nose piece in its place. Following
this, fit the bombsight fairing marked X in place using the underside drawing
as a guide to its position. Note that not all Do 217E aircraft used this item,
and that there were variations in armament. To fit the side machine gun windows,
carefully cut out the windows from the main canopy and fit the machine gun
windows from the inside. The main, upper turret and lower turret canopies
directly replace the kit items. The Do 217J also uses the Do 217K engines
with the Do 217N wings and fuselage. Simply use the Clear-Vax main and turret
canopies. Note that not all Do 217J and N aircraft retained the side machine
Suggested references: Profile 261; Aviation News, Nov. 1990 (1/72 scale plans).
- 5. Junkers Ju 188. Suggested kit: Italeri Ju 188A/E.
To fit the nose canopy
we suggest cutting the fuselage off at the line marked X, particularly if
you are modelling a reconnaissance version (Ju 188D or F). These versions
had extra glazing on the underside but weren't usually fitted with the bombsight
window or forward MG151. For the Ju 188A and E versions, fit the kit bombsight
window to the Clear-Vax nose piece. The top turret has been modified with
the gun slot offset correctly to the right. To fit the lower rear gun position,
cut through the kit fuselage at the lines marked X and Y, and replace with
the Clear-Vax item.
Suggested references: Argus Specialist Publications Plan Pack No.2968; Warbirds Illustrated No.43 (AAP).
- 6&7. Heinkel He 219A-2 and Heinkel He 219A-7. Suggested kits: Dragon He 219A-2, He 219A-7.
The Clear-Vax canopies
directly replace the kit items, including the rear fairings.
Suggested references: Profile 219; 'Warplanes of the Third Reich', by Green (McDonalds).
- 8. Messerschmitt Bf 110C/D/E. Suggested kits: Monogram Bf 110E, Fujimi Bf 110C/D.
The Clear-Vax canopy
fits the monogram kit with no modifications necessary. If you are using the
Fujimi kit, insert a wedge of 0.5 mm plasticard between the fuselage halves
at the points aft of the pilot's seat and aft of the canopy rear. This is
necessary as the kit fuselage is too narrow around the cockpit area. Some
filler will be needed to build up the area behind the canopy also.
Suggested reference: Squadron/Signal In Action No.30; 'Messerschmitt Bf 110 at War' (Ian Allen).
- 9. Junkers Ju 88C/G. Suggested kits: Revell Ju 88C, Italeri Ju 188.
For the Ju 88C, following
the canopy sill line, cut the top of the nose off the kit fuselage and fit
the Clear-Vax canopy in place. The Ju 88G is a major conversion using the
Italeri Ju 188 with additional parts from the Revell Ju 88C. Cut the nose
off the Ju 188 at the lines marked X and Y and replace it with the nose of
the Ju 88C, minus its gondola. Then fit the Clear-Vax canopy in place. Use
the Ju 88C outer wing panels, and scratchbuild the underbelly cannon housing.
Suggested reference: Squadron/Signal In Action No.113, Ju 88 part 2.
- 10. Henschel Hs 126. Suggested kit: Italeri Hs 126.
The Clear-Vax canopy
directly replace the kit item. No modifications are necessary.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal In Action No.2; Aviation News, Sep 1987 (1/72 scale plans).