Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

TER (Triple Ejector Rack)

Published: February 20th, 2017     
TER (Triple Ejector Rack)
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

The Triple Ejector Rack (TER) allows aircraft to carry three weapons on a single pylon, thus increasing the weapons load that an aircraft can carry instead of a single weapon per pylon as was common in World War II and Korea. The TER attaches directly to the weapons pylon and allows the carriage of up to three of the same weapon, primarily bombs, on that weapons station.

The United States has used TERS since the Vietnam War and they still a common sight on US aircraft along with many NATO air forces. The bombs are attached to the TER by mounting lugs and are stabilized by adjustable sway braces on the TER.

Roland C.II Landing Gear

Published: February 19th, 2017     
Roland C.II Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Scale Aircraft Conversions adaption of the Roland C.II landing gear in white metal for the 1/32 Wingnut Wings kit. The set contains left and right landing gear legs, a center axle and airfoil section, plus a replacement tail skid. These are direct replacements for the ones found supplied with the kit with just a little more detail. Overall this is highly recommended for stronger landing gear with added detail and is a great addition to the Wingnut Wings kit.

I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions for another great offering in metal landing gear and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.

L-19/O-1 Bird Dog Landing Gear and Engine Supports for Roden

Published: February 19th, 2017     
L-19/O-1 Bird Dog Landing Gear and Engine Supports for Roden
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Product provided by: Ross, CEO of SAC

Thanks to Ross at SAC for sending us another of your expansive line of metal landing gear (with extra bits for the engine mounts, nice!). Thanks also to IPMS USA leadership for sending it to me.

Once again, a SAC upgrade to the basic kit plastic! The set consists of 5 parts: Two main struts, one tailwheel leaf-spring strut with tail wheel fork, and two engine mounts.

Roden kits suffer from one problem; the soft plastic used is just not up to the task of holding up a model. In this kit’s case, it is worse because the gear is already spread at an angle like the majority of Cessna products, which means the real thing is a shock absorber (try landing on one with too high a sink rate and be bounced back in the air, experience here).

Up front: I did not use the metal engine mount. I had cemented the engine in place as I was not going to use the open cowling option, but I know with the Roden plastic being so fragile, this was a smart move on SAC’s part.

Mirage F.1 Landing Gear

Published: February 19th, 2017     
Mirage F.1 Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/72
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Scale Aircraft Conversions

adaption of the Mirage F.1 landing gear in white metal for the 1/72 Special Hobby kit. The set contains two main landing gear legs, a nose gear leg and two additional struts. Overall this is highly recommended for stronger landing gear, ability to adjust the white metal to where you need it, and added detail. This is a great addition to the Special Hobby kit. I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions for another great offering in metal landing gear and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.

Mig-3 Propeller with Tool

Published: February 19th, 2017     
Mig-3 Propeller with Tool
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/48