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Aires Roundup #10
1/72 Scale Accessories 

July 2009

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

Aires 7219 - MiG-21F-13 Wheels and Painting Masks
Aires 7220 - F-14D Tomcat Cockpit Set

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/72 scale
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 scales.

Casting quality of both sets is perfect.

Aires 7219 - MiG-21F-13 Wheels and Painting Masks

 

 

This is a straightforward replacement for the main and nose wheels of Revell's nice little MiG-21F-13 kit.

Aires thoughtfully supplies self-adhesive painting masks for both sides of each wheel hub.


 

Aires 7220 - F-14D Tomcat Cockpit Set (pictured at top of page)

Aires' has released a 1/72 scale F-14D Tomcat cockpit suitable for Hasegawa's small scale kit.

The set comprises only 14 resin parts plus a small photo-etched fret but detail is not compromised, even in this small scale. Tiny details and undercuts are cast as part of the one-piece cockpit, while harness straps, instruments and truly tiny details are provided on the included photo-etched fret. A printed acetate sheet is also supplied.

Both Recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 16 August, 2009
Last updated 17 August, 2009

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