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
Page Created 20 January, 2011
20 January, 2011
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