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Aires Roundup #7
1/72 and 1/48 Scale Accessories
 

July 2008

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

1/72 scale

Aires 7185 - F/A-18 Hornet Electronics Bay for Hasegawa
Aires 7186 - F/A-18C Exhaust Nozzles - Opened for Hasegawa
Aires 7188 - F-14B Tomcat Cockpit for Hasegawa

1/48 scale

Aires 4373 - F/A-18A Exhaust Nozzles - opened
Aires 4374 - J35F/J Draken Cockpit Set
Aires 4337 - Ju 52m4 Wheels

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/72 and 1/48 scales
Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; improved detail compared to kit parts
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: A nice addition to a range of kits for experienced modellers

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


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:

1/72 scale

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.


1/48 scale

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.

All Recommended

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 August, 2008
Last updated 13 August, 2008

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