Aires continues its prolific release schedule with a number of recent
releases in 1/72 and 1/48 scales.
All the sets are perfectly cast in grey resin. This month's releases include the following:
Aires 7185 - F/A-18 Hornet Electronics Bay for Hasegawa
This is an upgrade of Hasegawa's early Hornet kits comprising two resin parts plus a photo-etched fret.
Note that some careful cutting of the Hasegawa fuselage will be required to display the bays.
Aires 7186 - F/A-18C Exhaust Nozzles - Opened for Hasegawa
A set of replacement nozzles in the open position for Hasegawa's early Hornets comprising six resin parts plus a small photo-etched fret.
This upgrade should be within the capabilities of any modeller that has used a few resin parts already.
Aires 7188 - F-14B Tomcat Cockpit for Hasegawa
Aires has produced a gorgeous replacement cockpit for Hasegawa's 1/72 scale F-14B. The level of detail is excellent, as may be seen in this photo and the close-up of the cockpit tub at the top of the page.
15 resin parts are supplemented with a photo-etched fret and a clear acetate sheet.
Aires 4373 - F/A-18A Exhaust Nozzles - opened for Hobby Boss
This time Aires focuses on the 1/48 scale Hobby Boss F/a-18A kit. These exhaust nozzles are in the open position, and comprise six resin parts plus a small photo-etched fret.
Detail is excellent and casting of my sample is perfect.
Aires 4374 - J35F/J Draken Cockpit Set
Hasegawa's Saab Draken will greatly benefit from this beautifully detailed cockpit. The tub is cast as a single part with a wealth of deep detail.
The seat is cast with very natural looking cushions in place. Harness straps and smaller details are supplied on the photo-etched fret.
An acetate sheet provides instrument and screen details.
Aires 4337 - Ju 52m4 Wheels
This is a simple and well detailed replacement for Monogram's Tante Ju. Main wheels and a tail wheel are included.
Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples
Text and Images Copyright © 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 August, 2008
13 August, 2008
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