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Pavla Detail Sets

Pavla, 1/72 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Description

Pavla 1/72 scale Resin and Vacform Updates:

  • C 72079 Cessna 0-1E/F Bird Dog Cockpit Set
  • U 72-1049 Cessna 0-1E/F Bird Dog Controls Surfaces and Wheels
  • S 72050 73SE-F Ejection Seat for the SAAB J35 Draken
  • S 72051 Fairy Gannet Seats
  • U 72103 MI-24V Gear Well
  • V 72-67 MIG-29 Replacement Canopy
  • V 72-69 Piasecki HUP 1/2/3 Replacement Canopy
  • V 72-67 F-86E Replacement Canopy
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: 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 eight of Pavla's recent detail and replacement sets. All the resin parts are well cast in pale yellow resin. 

Some of the parts have a small amount of residual resin flash that is easily removed with a sharp hobby knife.

Assembly is straightforward with no apparent modification required to the kit plastic before assembly. Modellers with very little modelling skills should be able to install these detail sets. 

 

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The sets reviewed are:

C 72079 Cessna 0-1E/F Bird Dog Cockpit Set

This detail set contains ten resin parts and 2 vacuum formed clear parts to replace the less detailed parts in the Airfix Bird Dog kit.  The kit comprises of a replacement floor, two seats, two control columns, instrument panel, side walls, cockpit door and main transparencies.  This set has nice detail and will enhance the aged Airfix kit.


U 72-1049 Cessna 0-1E/F Bird Dog Controls Surfaces and Wheels

This detail set contains thirteen resin parts to replace the less detailed parts in the Airfix Bird Dog kit and also to allow the modeller to display the main flight controls in a displaced position.  The kit comprises of a replacement wheels, elevators, flaps, ailerons and rudder.  This set has nice detail, in particular the ribbing on the flight controls and will enhance the aged Airfix kit.


S 72050 73SE-F Ejection Seat for the SAAB J35 Draken

The set contains one seat which is nicely cast and only requires some accurate painting to enhance the beautiful detail.


S 72051 Fairy Gannet Seats

The set contains three seats which are all nicely cast.


U 72103 MI-24V Gear Well

This detail set contains three resin parts to replace the less detailed parts in the Hobby Boss Kit.  The kit comprises of a replacement wheel well and two main wheels.  This set has nice detail and will enhance the already beautifully moulded Hobby Boss kit.


V 72-67 MIG-29 Replacement Canopy

The set contains one crystal clear vacuum formed replacement canopy and windscreen for the Italeri and ICM kit.


V 72-69 Piasecki HUP 1/2/3 Replacement Canopy

The set contains one crystal clear vacuum formed replacement windscreen for the A-Model kit


V 72-67 F-86E Replacement Canopy

The set contains one crystal clear vacuum formed replacement canopy and windscreen for the Academy kit.


 

These are all very nice upgrades to increase the detail of your kits and will look very realistic when fully assembled and painted.

Novice modellers should be able to install these parts.

Thanks to Pavla for the review sample


Text Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Images Copyright © 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 6 May, 2009
Last updated 6 May, 2009

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