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F/A-18A Hornet Accessories

for Hobby Boss 1/48 scale kit

Aires

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, & Price

Aires 4371 - F/A-18A Hornet Cockpit Set for Hobby Boss kit
Aires 4368 - F/A-18 Hornet Electronic Bay
Aires 4369 - F/A-18 Hornet Radar Antenna
Aires 4383 - F/A-18A Exhaust Nozzles - Closed
available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: 4371 - 16 grey resin parts; one clear resin part; photo-etched fret; acetate sheet
4368 - 20 parts in grey resin; photo-etched fret
4369 - Four parts in grey resin; photo-etched fret
4383 - Six pieces in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; greatly improved detail compared to kit parts; cockpit includes Hell Hole; simple parts breakdown
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: Well detailed and relatively simple to install enhancements to Hobby Boss' 1/48 scale single-seat Hornet kit.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


Aires has released four new accessories for Hobby Boss' 1/48 scale F/A-18A Hornet kit.

Aires 4371 - F/A-18A Hornet Cockpit Set

16 parts are provided in Aires' familiar grey resin, plus one parts in clear and a photo-etched fret.

Detail is excellent. The cockpit tub, instrument cluster and Hell Hole are all impressive with their cast-on switches, dials and plumbing.

 

 

Casting quality is flawless.

A photo-etched fret adds even more fine detail to the cockpit.

 

 

Although this is a fairly straightforward detail set, some experience will be helpful in preparing the parts.

Aires' 1/48 scale F/A-18A cockpit is a noticeably better detailed front office for Hobby Boss' single-seat Hornet, and will be a welcome enhancement.


 

Aires 4368 - F/A-18 Hornet Electronic Bay

Twenty parts in grey resin plus a photo-etched fret make up this set. Detail is just gorgeous.

This upgrade will be suitable for Hobby Boss' 1/48 scale F/A-18A, C and D kits.

 

 

Note that some surgery to kit parts will be required, and experience will be helpful before tackling this upgrade.


 

Aires 4369 - F/A-18 Hornet Radar Antenna

A complete Radar Antenna and mount is provided in four resin parts plus one small photo-etched fret. This upgrade will be suitable for Hobby Boss' 1/48 scale F/A-18A, C and D kits.

 

 

Some experience will be helpful for modellers planning this upgrade.


 

Aires 4383 - F/A-18A Exhaust Nozzles - Closed

This is a simple replacement for Hobby Boss' kit exhaust parts comprising six parts in grey resin and one small photo-etched fret.

Detail is delicately done, with two closed nozzles capping the end of the exhaust pipes.

 

 

Thanks to Aires for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 4 November, 2008
Last updated 4 November, 2008

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