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Draken Wing Set
for Hasegawa kits

Aires, 1/72 scale

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

Aires 7190 - J35 Draken Wings for Hasegawa
available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/72 scale
Contents and Media: Eight parts in grey and cream coloured resin; one small photo-etched fret
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; exceptional detail; simple to fit
Disadvantages: Some kit surgery required.
Conclusion: A well detailed improvement of Hasegawa's 1/72 scale Draken for experienced modellers


Reviewed by Mick Evans

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When I first received this set I was a bit puzzled as to why you would replace the nicely moulded wings of Hasegawa’s 1/72 scale J35 Draken kit.  On opening the set this quickly becomes apparent. 

This set allows the flying control surfaces to be position in a displaced position. 

Beautifully moulded in pale grey resin Aires have captured the fine detail that is present in the Hasegawa kit.  There are 8 resin parts and 2 etched parts that go together to complete the set that has been specifically designed for the 1/72 scale Hasegawa Draken family. 

Assembly is very straight forward with some minor removal of some of the kit plastic to allow the fuselage mounted inboard flight control surfaces. 

Having worked on a similar delta wing aircraft, the Mirage, these would either be pitch dampers or flaps.  The main wings just replace the Hasegawa wings as a simple drop in and the elevons fit to the back of the wings.

An etched metal part is supplied to fill in the cut out area inside of the inboard flight control surfaces.  

Some modelling skill is required to cut out the existing inboard flight control surfaces but overall this is a simple detail set which is very easy to install.

This set allows a bit of artistic license to be added to the kit by displacing the flight control surfaces, something that would have been difficult to do by modifying the original kit wings.

Thanks to Aires for the review samples

Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Mick Evans
Page Created 20 October, 2008
Last updated 12 October, 2008

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