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IDF Weapons Set

Skunkmodels Workshop, 1/48 scale

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Item No. Skunkmodels Workshop item no. SW48001 - IDF Weapons Set
Contents and Media: Grey and clear plastic parts; markings for all weapons.
Scale 1/48
Price: USD$13.99 plus shipping available online from Lucky Model
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Exceptional detail; complete decal markings for each weapon
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: An excellent addition for the latest kits of the Barak, Brakeet and Sufa

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Hallelujah! Somebody has answered my prayers and produced a weapon set dedicated to modern Israeli weapons fitted to their latest aircraft. 

Skunkmodels Workshop of China has produced this set that contains four each of the GBU-15 guided bomb, Rafael Spice guided bomb, AGM 142 Popeye air to ground missile and the Rafael Python-4 air to air guided missile.

 

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The parts are moulded in medium grey injection moulded plastic to a superb standard with detail finer than the earlier Hasegawa US Weapons sets.

Each Python-4 missile is made up from seven parts, while the spice is made from 14 grey parts and 1 clear part. The GBU 15 is made up from 6 grey parts and 1 clear part and finally the AGM 142 is made from 11 grey parts and 1 clear part.

 

 

The detail is so finely moulded that even the subtle angles on the Python missile fins have been faithfully reproduced.

Decals are included for each weapon.  The markings are so complete that at least 9 are provided for the GBU-15, which has the fewest markings to 80 decals for the AGM-142 Popeye.

 

 

A colour instruction for paint scheme and decal placing is printed on the back of the presentation box and paint colours are given as Gunze Mr Colour paint numbers and the actual colour or FS number are called out.

 

Conclusion

 

This is an excellent addition for the latest kits of the Barak, Brakeet and Sufa that have just hit the market from various manufacturers.

 

 

Now we just need some of the other non-US weapons used around the world to this standard of moulding to be produced by a manufacturer.

Thanks to Lucky Model for the samples


Review Text Copyright © 2009 by Mick Evan
Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 15 June, 2009
Last updated 15 June, 2009

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