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Aires Roundup #8
1/72 Scale Accessories 

November - December 2008

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

Aires 7189 - F-15E Strike Eagle Cockpit
Aires 7193 - Mistel S1 Conversion for Hasegawa
Aires 7194 - F/A-18D Hornet Exhaust Nozzles - Opened for Hobby Boss
Aires 7195 - J35F/J Draken Cockpit for Hasegawa
Aires 7196 - F-16CG/CJ Cockpit for Academy
Aires 7197 - J35F/S Draken Cockpit for Hasegawa
Aires 7198 - J35 Draken Exhaust Nozzle for Hasegawa
Aires 7199 - F/A-18D Exhaust Nozzles - Closed for Hobby Boss
Aires 7201 - Mistel 2 Conversion for Hasegawa

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/72 and 1/48 scales
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.

All the sets are perfectly cast in grey resin. The cockpit sets are all made up from a minimum of parts 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 frets. Printed acetate sheets are also supplied with the cockpit sets.

The exhaust sets are equally well detailed.

This month's releases include the following:

Aires 7189 - F-15E Strike Eagle Cockpit



Aires 7193 - Mistel S1 Conversion

The Mistel S1 was the trainer version of the piggy-back / parasite bomber using a Junkers Ju 88 A-4 as the "bomb" and a Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 as the guiding parasite aircraft.

Aires' conversion provides all the attachments required to connect the two donor kits.

Hasegawa's Ju 88 A-4 is recommended. Fine Molds makes the best 1/72 scale Bf 109 F at this time, so I would suggest that should be the upper half of your Mistel S1 combination.

 



Aires 7194 - F/A-18D Hornet Exhaust Nozzles - Opened for Hobby Boss



Aires 7195 - J35F/J Draken Cockpit for Hasegawa



Aires 7196 - F-16CG/CJ Cockpit for Academy



Aires 7197 - J35F/S Draken Cockpit for Hasegawa



Aires 7198 - J35 Draken Exhaust Nozzle for Hasegawa



Aires 7199 - F/A-18D Exhaust Nozzles - Closed for Hobby Boss


 

Aires 7201 - Mistel 2 Conversion for Hasegawa

The Mistel 2 was an operational variant of the Luftwaffe's "parasite" bomber employing the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 or F-8 on top of a Junkers Ju 88 G-1.

This set includes the explosive warhead for the Ju 88 and the attachment gear for the Wurger.

 

All Recommended

Thanks to Aires / Quickboost for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 August, 2008
Last updated 13 August, 2008

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