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Pavla Detail Sets
BAE Systems Harrier GR.7 Cockpit and Nose Wheel Well Updates for the Hasegawa Kit

Pavla, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description

Pavla 1/72 scale Resin Su-15 Updates:

  • C48015 - BAE Systems Harrier GR.7 replacement cockpit for Hasegawa/Revell

  • S48030 - Martin Baker MB.Mk.12 Ejection seat for BAE Systems Harrier GR.5/7/T10

  • C4829 - BAE Systems Harrier GR.7 replacement Nose wheel well for Hasegawa/Revell

Price: All available online from Hannants and specialist hobby retailers worldwide
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See detailed descriptions below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Improvement in detail over the kit plastic parts; excellent fine casting; should be fairly easy to fit
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: These are all nice upgrades to increase the detail of your kits and will look very realistic when fully assembled and painted.

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

In this review I cover the BAE Systems Harrier GR.7 Cockpit, Martin Baker MB.Mk.12 Ejection Seat, and Nose Wheel well updates. 

The original cockpit and nose wheel well provided in the Hasegawa kit is of an average standard compared to the detail provided by Pavla in their replacement parts. 

Pavlas’s replacements are well detailed and cast to a high standard.

The nose wheel doors are moulded shut on the kit and will be required to be removed with a sharp knife.  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 cockpit or wheel well parts to fit.  Modellers with very little modelling skills should be able to install these sets. 

The instrument panels, cockpit tubs and ejection seat has some excellent raised and relief detail and a wash and highlighting will add some life to the basic cockpit. 

The detail on the seat is crisply moulded with the ejection seat pan handle perfectly moulded in scale

The kits reviewed are:

C48015 BAE Systems Harrier GR.7 Replacement Cockpit for Hasegawa/Revell (pictured at top of the page)

This detail set contains fifteen resin parts including the ejection seat, cockpit tub, instrument panel, instrument shroud, rear cockpit deck, control column, side walls, canopy grab handles, mirrors and rudder pedals.  The detail on the seat is crisply moulded with the ejection seat pan handle perfectly moulded in scale.  Some minor rework of the kit is required for this set to fit correctly.


 

S48030 Martin Baker MB.Mk.12 Ejection Seat for BAE Systems Harrier GR.5/7/T10

The detail on the seat is crisply moulded with the ejection seat pan handle perfectly moulded in scale.  The seat harness is crisply moulded on to the seat.  No rework of the kit is required for this set to fit correctly.


BAE Systems Harrier GR.7 replacement Nose Wheel Well for Hasegawa/Revell

 

 

This detail set contains six resin parts including the wheel well, wheel well doors and actuating rods.  The detail in the wheel well is crisply moulded with the hydraulic lines and detail perfectly moulded in scale.  Some minor rework of the kit is required for this set to fit correctly.

These are very nice upgrades to increase the cockpit and wheel well detail in the Hasegawa/Revell kits, and will look very realistic when fully assembled and painted.

Thanks to Pavla for the review sample


Text Copyright 2008 by Mick Evans
Images Copyright © 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 September, 2008
Last updated 24 September, 2008

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