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|Catalogue No. and
||FAAM 48002 - Fairey Gannet Internal Weapons
FAAM 48003 - Fairey Gannet 100 Gallon Wing Tanks
FAM 48002 - £8.50
FAM 38003 -
available online via A2Zee
|Contents and Media:
||FAAM 48002 - Ten light cream coloured resin parts; full colour instruction sheets
FAAM 48003 - Two parts in cream coloured resin; instructions
||Excellent detail; perfectly cast; nice addition to their Gannet weapons bay
Reviewed by Brett Green
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FAA Models has released two new accessories for Classic Airframes' 1/48 scale Fairey Gannet kit.
The first is a set of two wing-mounted drop tanks. These are simple tanks cast in one-piece each, with the mounts cast in place. The mounts include two resin pins to help locate them in the bottom of the wing.
Instructions are supplied on a small single sheet with text, a location drawing and a photograph of the tank fitted to the Classic Airframes' kit. Colour notes anre also provided.
The new FAA Models 1/48 scale Internal Weapons Set for Classic Airframes' Fairey Gannet has been designed to compliment their earlier resin weapons bay for the same kit.
This set comprises ten parts in perfectly cast cream-coloured resin, and covers two Mk.30 Torpedoes, two torpedo parachute packs, a mounting plate for the torpedo, one 5 pack of Sonar Buoys and four door-mounted flare holders.
All the parts are beautifully detailed an will be easy to assemble and intall. The five-pack of Sonar Buoys is cleverly cast in a single piece.
Casting blocks are minimal and flash is limited to a few whisper-thin pieces surrounding the blocks, so cleanup should be a breeze.
The instructions are compact but well done, with detailed directions for assembly and painting plus a list of references. An additional double-sided page of colour photographs is also very helpful as a painting and positioning guide.
FAA Models' 1/48 scale Fairey Gannet ASW 1/4 Internal Weapons Set will be a must-have for anyone who has already purchased he FAA Weapons Bay, and will really add some character to your Classic Airframes' Gannet. The wing tanks will also add some variety to your Gannet.
Thanks to A2Zee Models for
the review sample
Alley Cat and FAA Models'
accessories are available
from A2Zee Models website
or from their Ebay store
Review Text and Images Copyright © 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 14 May, 2008
Last updated 14 May, 2008
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