Ar196A-3 Arado Model

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Ar196A-3 Arado Model

This book contains detailed instructions on building the Arado Ar196A-3 German Catapult Float Plane 1/32 scale model aircraft from Revell (Kit 04688).

In addition to the kit’s instructions, there are 3 aftermarket kits from eduard 32267 Exterior, 32681 Interior, and 32691 Seat Belts

Can you imagine merging all of these instructions? Well, I’ve done that for you and more. I take the model kit instructions from Revell along with the eduard AM sets and break them up into individual steps.

The aftermarket steps are colored gray making them easy to skip if you just have the basic model. This book provides a little history of the Arado, a detailed list of tools that I used to build this model, along with a list of paints. The actual instruction section contains 736 steps and 84 plus figures over 157 pages that tell you what to dry fit, glue, and/or paint for each individual piece. Each step instruction shows the source (i.e., either Revell or AM) along with a block to mark that you completed the step.

I provide an index of the individual sprue parts that show where in the book the part is mentioned. This index was a great way to make sure that no pieces were overlooked. Finally, there are several pages of in-process photos with assembly tips and the final photos of my build for reference. This book is a great checklist to make your build go smoothly. Of course, you can feel free to use different tools, paint, weathering, etc. or even add your own diorama. I hope you find this book useful. See a 25-page sample along with photos of finished models and other books at