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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8
Engine Set for Eduard Kit

Aires, 1/48 scale



S u m m a r y

Details: Aires #4315 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 Engine Set for Eduard kit
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: around 91 parts cast in cream and grey coloured resin
Price: USD$62.96 available online from Squadron
GBP20.42 available online from Hannants
and from specialist model retailers worldwide
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Amazing detail; high quality casting; worthwhile donor kit; definite improvement over kit parts (especially covers and small details)
Disadvantages: Experience working with resin and photo-etch will be essential
Recommendation: Recommended to very experienced modellers.

Reviewed by Brett Green

Aires' 1/48 scale Fw 190 Engine Set will be available online from Squadron.com

F i r s t   L o o k

Aires has released a superdetailed engine set for Eduard's excellent new Fw 190 A-8 kit.

In addition to the engine itself, this set includes intricate mounts, exquisite cowlings and fully detailed cowl guns and ammo feeds/chutes.



A compete replacement wheel bay is also included in this comprehensive set. The wheel bay set is beautifully detailed, featuring excellent  structural elements. Replacement cannon barrels, hollowed out at the muzzle, are also included. It is important to note that the main resin wheel bay part is cast onto a long block which will have to be completely removed prior to installation. You will need to check that the thickness of the resin does not interfere with the fit of the kit's upper wing and cockpit before committing to glue too.

The cowls are a definite improvement over the kit parts, with deep, authentic detail cast in place.



Even more detail is provided on the large photo-etched fret.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:


The limitations of plastic injection moulding technology means that the kit parts cannot compare to the amazing detail provided in this set. Aires has delivered a real masterpiece here.

The price to be paid for this uncompromising detail will be plentiful time, care and skill. Considering the pile of individual cylinders, the maze of manifolds and exhausts and the tiny detail parts, this is no beginner's project. You will need all of the following:

  • substantial experience working with resin accessories

  • patience and care

  • a willingness to trim, fit, test fit and repeat as many times as necessary, and

  • the right attitude

With these ingredients added to Aires' tasty resin mix, you have the potential to produce a truly remarkable replica of the famous Butcher Bird.

Recommended to very experienced modellers.

Thanks to Aires for the sample

Aires 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 09 February, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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