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Pavla Detail Sets
Cockpit and Fuselage Updates

 

Pavla, 1/72 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Description

Pavla 1/72 scale Resin Cockpit and Fuselage Updates:

  • C72064 BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater replacement cockpit for the Revell kit.

  • C72065 English Electric Lightning F.6 Cockpit for the Hasegawa/Revell Kit

  • C72066F105 Thunderchief Cockpit for the Trumpeter/Revell Kit

  • C72067 MIG-25 RB/RBT replacement cockpit and recon nose for the condor kit.

  • C72070 SAAB J35E Draken Cockpit for the Hasegawa Kit

  • U72-89 Hawker Hunter F.Mk.3 High Speed conversion and enhancement set for the Revell Kit

Price: All available online from Hannants and specialist hobby retailers worldwide
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: See detailed descriptions below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Major improvement in detail over the kit plastic parts; excellent fine casting
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

 

 

In this review I cover replacement resin cockpits for the MIG 25 RB/RBT, SAAB Draken, F105D Thunderchief, Hawker Hunter F.Mk.3, Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seat, and EE Lightning Mk.6 from Pavla of the Czech Republic.

 

Crisply moulded in very pale yellow resin, Pavla has captured in 1/72 scale all the detail contained in the full size real thing. 

 

The cockpits provided in the model kits are of an average standard compared to the detail provided by Pavla. Their replacement cockpits and fuselage parts are excellent.  The parts have no residual resin flash and are attached to small casting blocks that are easily removed with a fine hobby saw.

 

Assembly is straightforward with very little or no apparent modification required of the kit plastic to allow the new cockpits or fuselage parts to fit.  Modellers with very little modelling skills could install these detail sets.  The instrument panels, cockpit tubs and ejection seats have some excellent raised and relief detail and a wash and highlighting will add some life to the basic cockpit.  The seats have the seat harness moulded onto the seat.

 

Details of the specific sets are:

 

C72064 BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater replacement cockpit for the Revell kit.

 

This detail set contains sixteen resin parts including two ejection seats, two cockpit tubs, two instrument panels, instrument shroud, rear bulkhead, two control columns, two centre consoles and two sets of rudder pedals.  The detail on the seats is crisply moulded with the ejection seat pan handles are perfectly moulded in scale.  A replacement vacuum formed canopy is also provided to replace the kit canopy.


 

C72065 English Electric Lightning F.6 Cockpit for the Hasegawa/Revell Kit

 

This detail set contains five resin parts including the ejection seat, cockpit tub, instrument panel and shroud, control column and rudder pedals.


 

C72066F105 Thunderchief Cockpit for the Trumpeter/Revell Kit

 

This detail set contains five resin parts including the ejection seat, cockpit tub, instrument panel, instrument shroud and control column.


 

C72067 MIG-25 RB/RBT replacement cockpit and recon nose for the condor kit.

 

This detail set contains eight resin parts including the ejection seat, cockpit tub, instrument panel, instrument shroud, sidewalls, control column and reconnaissance nose.  The detail on the seat has to be seen to believe, the dual ejection seat pan handles are perfectly moulded.  A replacement vacuum formed canopy is also provided to replace the kit canopy.


 

C72070 SAAB J35E Draken Cockpit for the Hasegawa Kit

 

This detail set contains eight resin parts including the ejection seat, cockpit tub, instrument panel, instrument shroud, control column, side walls and recon nose.


 

U72-89 Hawker Hunter F.Mk.3 High Speed conversion and enhancement set for the Revell Kit

 

This detail set contains eleven resin parts including a new nose, nose wheel well, tail pipe, ailerons, leading edge and wing tip.  A replacement vacuum formed canopy is also provided to replace the kit canopy.  A decal sheet for the red high speed aircraft flown by Sqn Ldr Neville Duke is also included.


 

 

 

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In summary, these are very nice upgrades to improve the cockpit and fuselage detail in the mentioned kits, and will look very realistic when fully assembled and painted.

 

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Pavla for the review sample


Text Copyright 2008 by Mick Evans
Images Copyright © 2008 by Hannants
Page Created 3 June, 2008
Last updated 3 June, 2008

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