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F4U Corsair Horizontal Stabilisers
F4F Wildcat Wheels
110 Gal. Drop Tanks

Obscureco, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Numbers:

OBS72020 (F4U Corsair horizontal stabilizers with dropped elevators)
OBS72022 (F4F Wildcat Wheels)
OBS72018 (110-gallon Metal Drop Tanks)

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Resin.

Price:

Yet to be listed, but available online from Obscureco:

  • F4U Corsair horizontal stabilizers with dropped elevators – US$4.00
  • F4F Wildcat Wheels – US$3.00
  • 110-gallon Metal Drop Tanks – US$4.00

 

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

High quality components and good instructions

Disadvantages:

None readily apparent.

Conclusions:

Simple, good quality detail sets - Recommended.

Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

Obscureco has been offering good quality conversion, enhancement, detail and correction sets in for 1/72 and 1/48 scale aircraft for some time. A glance at their product list shows that these are quite diverse in coverage and well thought out in terms of subject matter.

The three sets reviewed here are all simple and straightforward resin items. Each comes in a zip-lock bag with the instructions forming the header card and backing. In each case the resin is cast to the highest standards with no obvious flaws and easily removed casting blocks.

The F4U Corsair horizontal stabilizers with dropped elevators are intended for the Tamiya kits. They are a simple replacement for the kit parts and enable your model to have drooped elevators (as they frequently were on the ground or deck). For a modest price this is a hassle free solution compared cutting the kit items and adding the leading edge of the elevator and rebating hinge face of the stabilizer.

 

 

The F4E wheels are aimed at the Hasegawa kit which has prominent ejector pin marks. They also provide brake and rivet detail to the back and hub-face respectively.

 

 

110-galllon Metal Drop Tanks were widely used in the Mediterranean and Pacific theatres by P-51’s and P-47’s in the later part of WW2.

 

 

No doubt they will be welcomed by modellers of these subjects.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These are simple but very well executed items with attractive pricing. They each address subjects or issues that I think will be well-received and appreciated by modellers.

Highly Recommended.

 

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Thanks to OSCURECO for the review sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2010 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 13 December, 2010
Last updated 13 December, 2010

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