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Grumman F9F-8 Cougar Cockpit Detail Set

Resin Art, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Resin Art Item No. 7205 - Grumman F9F-8 Cougar Cockpit Detail Set

Description:

Cockpit interior set and canopy (for Hasegawa kit).

Price:

Available on-line from Hannants for £11.23 and Modelimex for €10.42.

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media:

11 Resin Parts, 1 Coloured PE Fret & 1 x Vac-form Canopy

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Highly detailed, resin cast to the highest standards, multi-media.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusions:

An excellent complement to the Hasegawa F9F-8 Cougar kit. Highly recommended. 

 

Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

Resin Art is a relatively new brand from the Czech Republic. They produce sophisticated detail sets in the most popular aircraft scales. I’m pleased to see that several of their releases are to 1/72 and aimed at some slightly older kits in need of a lift, such as the set reviewed here is intended for.

The set is intended for the Hasegawa F9F-8, which is a good kit, but with unsophisticated cockpit detail reflecting its age (this kit has also been boxed by Minicraft). The parts come in a vac-form blister pack with self-evident diagrammatic instructions and notes in English and Czech. Colour call-outs are for Agama, Humbrol, Model Master and Mr Color paint brands.

The parts themselves are crisply cast in a grey resin on easily removed fine casting blocks. Detail levels and finesse are to the highest standards.

 

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The pre-coloured PE fret is excellent, and caters for the different interior colours used by aircraft in overall blue or later grey/white schemes.

 

 

The vac-form canopy is flawless.

The finesse of the parts is stunning, and offer levels of detail usually associated with larger scales (just take a look at the gun-sight in the accompanying images). The resin ejection seat is dressed up with seat belts from the pre-coloured PE fret. I usually like my belts cast with the resin seat in this scale. However having recently completed seats for a CMR kit using the same system I can advise that the finished result is very nice. I expect the Cougar seat to look very good too. The set is rounded out by a very well formed canopy, and the level of internal detail just begs that this be displayed in the open position.

Although not reviewed here, Resin Art also make replacement nose & wheel set for the Hasegawa Cougar as well.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a superb cockpit detail set, one of the best in 1/72 I have seen in a while. It will really lift your Hasegawa/Minicraft F9F-8 Cougar model - Highly recommended.  

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Resin Art for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2010 by Mark Davies
Page Created 6 October, 2010
Last updated 6 October, 2010

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