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Covered Intakes & Exhausts for Hasegawa F/A-18A,B,C & D

MAW-Decals, 1/48 scale

Summary

Catalogue Number:

MAW 48-R008 - Covered Intakes & Exhausts for Hasegawa F/A-18A,B,C & D

Scale:

1/48

Contents and Media:

Four parts in white resin

Price:

USD$5.99 plus postage available online from MAW-Decals website

Review Type:

FirstLook

Advantages:

Well cast; useful and flexible accessory; will completely hide the half-hearted intake ducting of the Hasegawa kit!

Disadvantages:

White resin makes it a bit hard to see any imperfections.

Recommendation:

Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

MAW has released a new set of resin intake and exhaust covers for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet family.

Each piece is cast in a single piece of white resin. Casting appears to be perfect on my sample.

The intake covers are ready to use with no further preparation. The casting block will act as a plug that can simply be inserted in the intake. The intake covers are especially welcome as the intake ducting is one of the rare weak areas of the Hasegawa Hornets.

The covered exhausts will actually replace the kit parts, with the "cover" being cast in place on resin burner cans. These are also usefu as they will avoid the need to fill the sink marks on the kit parts. A small casting block needs to be removed before installation. This is well defined with a recessed ring behind the can.

 

 

Instructions are not provided, but there is not much possibility of misunderstanding the installation process.

I admit that I am not wild about the white-coloured resin. On the one hand, it will offer a friendly base coour for red-painted covers, but it is quite difficult to spot any imperfections that need attention before painting (it is hard to see detail in the photographs too). I recommend a grey primer coat prior to aassembly.

In summary though, MAW's F/A-18 Covered Intakes and Exhausts is an inexpensive, flexible and useful accessory for anyone building Hasegawa's first-gen Hornets. Don't dawdle though - there are only 15 left according to the website!

Highly Recommended.


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 30 May, 2008
Last updated 30 May, 2008

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