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Aires Roundup #9
1/48 Scale Accessories 

November - December 2008

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

Aires 4342 - Harrier Gr. Mk.7 Cockpit Set for Hasegawa
Aires 4366 - Hawker Typhoon Mk. IB Car Door Cockpit for Hasegawa
Aires 4384 - Mitsubishi F-2A/B Wheel Bays for Hasegawa
Aires 4386 - Hawker Sea Hawk Wheel Bay for Trumpeter
Aires 4387 - F-16C Falcon Block 25/32 Exhaust Nozzle for Tamiya

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 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 1/48 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 4342 - Harrier Gr. Mk.7 Cockpit Set

 


Aires 4366 - Hawker Typhoon Mk. IB Car Door Cockpit

 


Aires 4384 - Mitsubishi F-2A/B Wheel Bays

 


Aires 4386 - Hawker Sea Hawk Wheel Bay for Trumpeter

 


Aires 4387 - F-16C Falcon Block 25/32 Exhaust Nozzle

 

All Recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 20 February, 2009
Last updated 20 February, 2009

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