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Aires Roundup #15
1/48 Scale Accessories 

January, 2011

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

Aires

4479 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 Cockpit for Academy
4482 - F4U-7 Cockpit for Hasegawa
4484 - F-22A Raptor Exhaust Nozzles Open for Hasegawa
4486 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 Cockpit for Academy
4488 - F-100D Super Sabre Cockpit for Trumpeter
4489 - Sb2C-1C Helldiver Wheel Bay for Acc Min family
4490 - F-5E Tiger II Wheel Bay for AFV Club
4491 - F-5E Tiger II Speed Brakes for AFV Club
4493 - Macchi C.202/205 Wheels and Paint Masks
4494 - F4U-7 Corsair Wheel Bay for Hasegawa

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

Scale: 1/48 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 1/48 scales.

Casting quality of all ten sets is perfect.

The resin parts for each cockpit set are supplemented by a photo-etched fret containing instrument panels, harness straps and smaller details; plus printed acetate for the instruments themselves.

The Bf 109 G-14 cockpit for the Academy kit also includes a crystal clear resin part for the pilot's "Galland Panzer" armour.

The Macchi wheel set provides masks for sharp paint demarcation between the hubs and tyres too.

Photos of all the resin, photo-etched and acetate parts follow:

4479 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 Cockpit for Academy

 


4482 - F4U-7 Cockpit for Hasegawa

 


4484 - F-22A Raptor Exhaust Nozzles Open for Hasegawa

 


4486 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 Cockpit for Academy

 


4488 - F-100D Super Sabre Cockpit for Trumpeter

 


4489 - Sb2C-1C Helldiver Wheel Bay for Acc Min family

 


4490 - F-5E Tiger II Wheel Bay for AFV Club

 


4491 - F-5E Tiger II Speed Brakes for AFV Club

 


4493 - Macchi C.202/205 Wheels and Paint Masks

 


4494 - F4U-7 Corsair Wheel Bay for Hasegawa

 

All Highly Recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2011 by Brett Green
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Last updated 20 January, 2011

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