Cockpit Set for
Aires, 1/32 scale
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||Aires #2045 - F-105D Thunderchief
|Contents and Media:
||20 resin parts,
photo-etched and printed acetate (instruments)
From £14.21 available online from Hannants and hobby retailers worldwide
||Excellent detail; high quality casting;
simple parts breakdown; worthwhile donor kit; effective use of multi-media
by Brett Green
Aires' 1/32 scale F-105D Cockpit will available online from
Trumpeter's new 1/32 scale F-105D Thunderchief is a big kit that will
benefit from a little additional detail in several areas.
Aires' 1/32 scale F-105D cockpit set is a full replacement for the
Trumpeter kit's front office.
The focus of this set is a very impressive cockpit tub
that is brimming with realistic textures and intricate
detail cast into place.
The remaining resin parts include the seat, instrument coaming
(a super piece of mastering and casting in its own right), cockpit
sidewalls, control column and some smaller details.
The retracted harness
and instrument panel are supplied as photo-etched parts. The set is
completed with printed acetate instruments.
The parts in both sets are presented in grey coloured resin. Casting
is flawless, and quite remarkable considering the level of detail
delivered in only 20 parts.
I have noticed that, in Aires' latest generation of releases, detail
is crisper than ever before, casting blocks are generally less imposing
and parts breakdown is simpler (fewer parts with no compromise in
detail). These benefits are all apparent in this new accessory sets
for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F-105D Thunderchief.
It is almost inevitable that plenty of planning, thinning and
test-fitting will be required to fit this cockpit, but if you are
prepared to spend the extra time on these essential tasks the process
will be more rewarding and the final result will be tidier. In common
with any major resin accessories, some previous experience will be
Aires 1/32 scale cockpit will add significant detail to
Trumpeter's F-105D kit, and will be very obvious through the large open canopy.
Highly Recommended to experienced modellers.
Thanks to Aires for the sample
accessories and conversions are available
online from Aires website
and in retail model shops worldwide
Review Copyright © 2007 by
Brett T. Green
This Page Created on 08 February, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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