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Fairey Gannet
Bomb Bay Detail set.
for Trumpeter's Gannet AS Mk. 1/4

 

FAA Models, 1/72 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. and Description FAA Models FAAM002 Gannet bomb bay.
Price: 7.50 available online via A2Zee Models' website
or Ebay Store
Contents and Media: 3 resin parts; 2 100mm x 60mm instruction sheets with 4 B&W photos in a resealable bag.
Scale: 1/72
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well cast with no bubbles or distortion; clear instructions.
Disadvantages: Casting blocks must be removed; some experience required.
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Glen Porter


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FirstLook

 

A month or so ago, I reviewed the new Trumpeter Fairey Gannet. Although it is light years ahead of the old Frog/Revell kit, I was a bit disappointed by the lack of detail in comparison with their Wyvern. The main area lacking detail was, the three cockpits but I also mentioned that it would have been nice to have the option of an open bomb bay.

Well, FAA Models of the UK has now produced a resin bomb bay detail set to remedy that part of the problem.

There are three mid-grey resin parts, the main bay and the two doors, each on a casting block that will have to be removed. These parts look well moulded with no pin holes (bubbles) or distortion.

The instructions seem reasonably clear and easy to follow. They tell you to remove the kit bomb bay doors and rear wall of the nose gear well and then assemble the kit to the end of stage 5. You are then told to remove the centre section of the wing spar, kit part A10, which will have already have been fitted so that the parts of the spar that fit inside the wings will not be disturbed. There are four B&W photos on the instruction sheet to assist with this and the other parts removal. The instructions then tell you to scratch build four door jacks from plastic rod but they don't show you where they go.

 



This looks to be a really easy detail set to fit and improve an already good kit, requiring only moderate experience with this kind of resin set. I would only suggest that it seems a pity they didn't supply some ordinance to go with it.

Highly recommended to modellers with some resin experience.

Thanks to A2Zee Models for the review sample


FAA Models' accessories are available from A2Z Models  website


Review Copyright 2007 by Glen Porter
Page Created 11 January, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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