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WWI Turnbuckles and
German Air Speed Indicator

GasPatch, 1/32 & 1/48 scales


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Catalogue Number

GasPatch Models:

German WWI Airspeed Indicator, scale 1/32 - €7.50

German WWI airspeed indicator, scale 1/48 - €6.50

Turnbuckles, scale 1/32. Contains 30 items (for types A, B, C, Albatros, One-end) or 60 items (for types anchor-point/eyelets and RAF). €14.50

Turnbuckles, scale 1/48. Contains 30 items (for types A, B, C, Albatros, One-end) or 60 items (for types anchor-point/eyelets and RAF). €12.50

All available online from Gaspatch

Contents and media

Various. See body text and images.

Scale

1/48 and 1/32

Review Type

First Look.

Advantages:

Delicate casting; excellent variety of turnbuckle styles; metal casting that requires minimal clean-up; excellent packaging

Disadvantages:

 

Recommendation:

An assortment of accessories that will take the pain out of detailing your aircraft.


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner


Eduard's 1/48 scale AIM-120 AMRAAMs are available online from Squadron.com

FirstLook

 

Many modellers have tried to replicate turnbuckles on their models. Some attempts have been more successful than others.

One of the problems is trying to mimic the subtle shape of the barrels. Another is the various types of attachment lugs. Gas Patch Models have done the hard work for you with their latest range of products.

All of the examples consist of a central barrel with an eyelet at one end. The difference between each type relates to how the other extremity attaches to the airframe. This can be via a ball joint, spade terminal, or another eyelet.

 

 

The 4 flavours are cast in metal and are as follows:

  • Elite Accessories Metal Turnbuckles Type A: eyelet – barrel – eyelet/pin attachment
  • Elite Accessories Metal Turnbuckles Type B: eyelet – barrel – spade attachment
  • Elite Accessories Metal Turnbuckles Type C: eyelet – barrel - eyelet
  • Elite Accessories Metal Turnbuckles “Albatros”: eyelet – barrel – ball

There are 30 pieces per pack so count the number that your subject needs very carefully.

The casting of each item is very good with only a minimum of cleaning up needed. The metal used can stand up to quite a bit of handling which is reassuring for the modeller.

  • Elite Accessories German WWI Airspeed Indicator

Another welcome release from Gas Patch is the ultimate replica of a German WWI air speed indicator.

 

 

It comprises of a resin body, rotating cups and associated protector bars. These latter 2 items are some of the most delicate examples of casting you will see.  Photos do not do it justice.

Further enhancements come from a decal that takes care of the instrument face (plus a spare), and a photo-etched metal ring for the bezel.

 

  • GasPatch Models 1/48 and 1/32 scale Turnbuckles and Airspeed Indicator Review by Rob Baumgartner: Image
  • GasPatch Models 1/48 and 1/32 scale Turnbuckles and Airspeed Indicator Review by Rob Baumgartner: Image
  • GasPatch Models 1/48 and 1/32 scale Turnbuckles and Airspeed Indicator Review by Rob Baumgartner: Image
  • GasPatch Models 1/48 and 1/32 scale Turnbuckles and Airspeed Indicator Review by Rob Baumgartner: Image
  • GasPatch Models 1/48 and 1/32 scale Turnbuckles and Airspeed Indicator Review by Rob Baumgartner: Image
  • GasPatch Models 1/48 and 1/32 scale Turnbuckles and Airspeed Indicator Review by Rob Baumgartner: Image
  • GasPatch Models 1/48 and 1/32 scale Turnbuckles and Airspeed Indicator Review by Rob Baumgartner: Image
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Packaging is important with items as delicate as these. Fortunately everything is kept safe by the strong blister pack and supporting foam.

 

 

Conclusion

 

All of the above releases are available in both 1:32 and 1:48 scales so there is no excuse not to add a bit of extra detail to your latest masterpiece.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to GasPatch Models for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 26 April, 2013
Last updated 29 April, 2013

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