F-15C Eagle (Early)
Cockpit Set for
Aires, 1/32 scale
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||Aires #2060 - F-15C Eagle (Early)
Cockpit Set for Tamiya
|Contents and Media:
||12 resin parts,
photo-etched fret 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
||Some modelling skills will be
required for thinning and fitting
by Brett Green
Aires' 1/32 scale F-15C (Early) Cockpit will available online from
Tamiya's 1/32 scale F-15C Eagle is a large and impressive kit. With
that big open canopy, every element of the cockpit will be on display.
Aires new 1/32 scale F-15C early version cockpit will therefore be a
valuable asset for this kit.
Aires' 1/32 scale F-15C cockpit set is a full replacement for the
Tamiya kit parts comprising twelve parts in grey resin, a photo-etched fret,
and printed acetate instruments.
The tub is the unquestionable highlight of this set. A
remarkable amount of crisp detail is cast in place, including the side
consoles, the quilted rear bulkhead and three sides of an intricately
detailed "hell hole" behind the pilot's front office. This area is
packed with deep deeply rendered detail. The remaining side of the hell
hole is provided as a separate part, as is the instrument coaming
(integrated as a mount for the photo-etched instrument panel and the
seat with its realistic cushions.
The harness straps, HUD, mirrors
and instrument panel are all supplied as photo-etched parts. The set is
completed with printed acetate instruments.
is flawless, and very impressive considering the level of detail
delivered in only twelve resin 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 set
for Tamiya's 1/32 scale F-15C.
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
this prominent area of Tamiya's 1/32 scale F-15C kit.
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 12 July, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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