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1/72 scale Resin Updates
F-16 Conformal Tanks & Hawk Fuel Tank / Baggage Pod


The Aviation Workshop 


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Catalogue Number, Description, Price and Availability: CS-137 - BAe Hawk 115/128 Centreline fuel/baggage pod 5.00
CS-122 - F-16 Falcon Conformal Fuel Tanks 7.50
Both available online from The Aviation Workshop  Model Alliance (UK) website
Scale: 1/72
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nicely cast resin parts; relatively easy to fit
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Mick Evans

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These are the first resin detail sets that I have seen from the guys at the Aviation Workshop and I must say that I am suitably impressed.

These sets match the high quality that the Aviation Workshop delivers with its excellent range of decals.

The parts are crisply moulded in very pale yellow resin and they have captured in 1/72 scale all the detail contained in the full size real thing.

In this review I cover two extra detail parts for the F16 Falcon and the Hawk 115/128. The parts have a small amount of residual resin flash from the casting block that is easily removed with a sharp hobby knife.

Assembly is straightforward with no apparent modification required of the kit plastic to allow the new parts to fit. Modellers with very little experience could install these detail sets.

The sets reviewed are:

CS-137 BAe Hawk 115/128 Centreline fuel/baggage pod



This detail set contains one resin part for the fuel/baggage pod. The Hawk 115/128 must have a wet centreline pylon as all other models of Hawk do not have provision for a fuel tank on the centreline pylon. Baggage pods were previously made from modified gun pods. This tank is much slimmer and streamlined than the gun pods.

CS-122 F-16 Falcon Conformal Fuel Tanks



This detail set contains two resin parts for the over fuselage conformal fuel tanks. These have been nicely moulded and look to be a simple fit to late model F16 Kits.

These are very nice upgrades to enhance the detail of these kits and will look very realistic when fully assembled and painted.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aviation Workshop for the samples

Model Alliance products are available online from the Aviation Workshop.

Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Mick Evans
Page Created 19 December, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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