Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

KC-130 J Harvest Hawk

Published: February 25th, 2020     
KC-130 J Harvest Hawk
Reviewed by: David Horn - IPMS# 44962
Scale: 1/72
Company: Brengun

Brengen produces a wide range of unique resin, photo-etch (PE)accessories and full kits in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144.  This conversion set was previously produced by Attack Squadron (Arma Hobby) and that product line was sold to Brungen which now offers the C-130 product line many are familiar with.

This resin set comes in a sturdy cardboard box containing a refueling pod (typical on KC-130's) but the remaining parts are unique to the Harvest Hawk (Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit) platform. These parts include a AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight System that blends into one of the wing fuel tanks, AN/ALQ-144 IRCM in the left and right rear sponson and the "special package" AGM-114 Hellfire missiles with the respective wing pylon and launch rails. Decals and photo etch for the missiles are also included. A single sheet instruction set clearly gives the modeler a good guide on modifications required on the kit and placement of parts however cross check references to aircraft photos available online.

250 lb. AN-M57A1 Bomb

Published: February 17th, 2020     
250 lb. AN-M57A1 Bomb
Reviewed by: Blaine Singleton - IPMS# 50734
Scale: 1/72
Company: Brengun

Hauler-Brengun is known as a supplier of high-quality detail parts for aircraft, as well as other subjects. Once assembled and painted the bomb provides a very nice addition to an aircraft model.

A-4E/F Skyhawk Landing Gear

Published: February 13th, 2020     
A-4E/F Skyhawk Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Ben Morton - IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/144

For those that be unfamiliar with Scale Aircraft Conversions this handy explanation from Scale Aircraft Conversions website should solve that problem: We (SAC) are currently producing a line of white metal landing gear for 1/24 to 1/72 scale aircraft. Some sets consist of the main gear only while others include the nose gear. Some inaccuracies in the original kit gear have been corrected but the mounting points remain identical to the factory parts. We have not sought to duplicate component parts where the factory plastic parts are reasonably accurate.

F-4J Phantom New Ware Exhaust Masks, Part 4

Published: February 11th, 2020     
F-4J Phantom New Ware Exhaust Masks, Part 4
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad - IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Company: Zoukei-Mura

The Kit

Refer to Part 1 for the base construction of this fine model kit.

Aftemarket Accessories Used

Several months ago I had the opportunity to review the New Ware exhaust mask set that I had originally planned to use on a Zoukei Mura F-4S Phantom sometime later. However with the opportunity to build and review the "J" version I decided now is the time to utilize this set. Since the Zoukei Mura Phantom have had their fair share of reviews I will focus my efforts on describing the use of the New Ware exhaust masks. See my earlier review here:

Exhaust Painting

The Zoukei Mura exhaust are finely molded with nice detail and therefore an aftermarket replacement would not be required. First I searched the Internet to find a color image of a Phanton exhaust to determine the effect I was after.

AL-21F Exhaust Nozzle for Su-24M

Published: February 9th, 2020     
AL-21F Exhaust Nozzle for Su-24M
Reviewed by: Paul R. Brown - IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1:72
Company: Amigo Models

This set is designed to be used on Trumpeter's Su-24 kits. The set consists of 10 resin parts which allows you to assemble a pair of exhaust nozzles for your Su-24 Fencer. Each nozzle set is comprised of a section with the rearmost fan blades, the flame-holder for the afterburner, the exhaust pipe and the rear nozzle assembly. The set also includes the rear engine bay bulkhead and the oddly shaped section between the two nozzles.

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