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Aires Roundup #14
1/72 Scale Accessories 

January, 2011

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

Aires

7256 - F-16I Sufa Cockpit for Hasegawa
7257 - P-40 Wheels and Paint Masks
7258 - P-40 Wheels and Paint masks (Type B)
7259 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Cockpit for Fine Molds

all available direct from the manufacturer via ModelChoice
or from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/72 scale
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 for a range of kits.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


Aires continues its prolific release schedule with a number of recent releases in 1/72 scales.

Casting quality of all four sets is perfect.

Each set is simple and self explanatory.

7256 - F-16I Sufa Cockpit for Hasegawa

A beautifully detailed two-seater cockpit with photo-etched details and printed acetate instruments. This will be a great enhancement to Hasegawa's new 1/72 scale kit.

 

 


7257 - P-40 Wheels and Paint Masks

This first option offers radial tread tyres and the allow spoked wheel.

 

 


7258 - P-40 Wheels and Paint masks (Type B)

This second option has covered hubs.

 


7259 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Cockpit for Fine Molds

Fine Molds' Bf 109 Fs, Gs and Ks are the best 1/72 scale kits of their type, and Aires' cockpit will be a worthwhile upgrade.

The main parts are presented in resin, with the instrument panel, harness straps and other details on a photo-etched fret. The dials for the instrument panel are printed on a clear acetate sheet.

This set will also be suitable for the Fine Molds Bf 109 G-4, G-6 and G-14 kits. Just gorgeous.

 

 

All Highly Recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2011 by Brett Green
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