Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Defiant Mk.I Undercarriage Covers

Published: September 14th, 2017     
Defiant Mk.I Undercarriage Covers
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Want an nice upgrade to any 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant? Step right up to the new Quickboost Defiant Mk.I undercarriage set that provides a beautiful replacement to what is supplied in your kit. The parts are packaged in the standard Quickboost re-closable packaging with a paper stiffener along with the description card. There are no instructions. These parts are specific to fit the Airfix accurate and highly detailed 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I injected plastic kit. They may also work for the older limited run Classic Airframes kits (471, 481, and 482) that were introduced in 1995.

Quickboost has molded the undercarriage set perfectly in light grey resin with no apparent bubbles. The undercarriage set detail is an improvement over what is provided in the kit providing more of a 3-dimensional aspect to the doors.

Make sure you consult your photographs to get the correct geometry for all six parts. I found some useful pics by Ron Patterson at:

P-40 E–N Details

Published: September 11th, 2017     
P-40 E–N Details
Reviewed by: David Wrinkle, IPMS# 45869
Scale: 1:32
Company: Master Model

Yet again Master Model has hit a home run with this with this very affordable upgrade to your existing 1/32 P-40 E through N aircraft kits. Master Model has released a detail set that addresses the Browning 50 caliber blast tubes, iron gun sights, and the pitot tubes. Included in the set are six beautiful brass blast tubes, a photo etch sight ring (and spare), one iron sight post and a brass pitot tube with two pitot probe variants. Available kits in the P-40 (E - N) range included Hasegawa (Eduard), Revell and Trumpeter. For earlier P-40 (B - C) models, Master Model produces details sets AM-032-097 and AM-032-098

P-40E-N Detail Set

Published: September 11th, 2017     
P-40E-N Detail Set
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad, IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model

Master Model is a Polish company. The owner is Piotr Czerkasow who is a mechanical engineer by trade. Piotr is also a scale modeler. Master model has a broad range of accessories for aircraft, military vehicles and ships in several of the popular scales. In addition they also offer a blackening agent under their Tools and Supplies tab.

I will use this set of turned brass gun barrels and pitot tube on a Hasegawa P-40N. The Hasegawa P-40 series are modular kits that have interchangeable components that allow the building of several variants, depending on what kit is purchased. Many of the same sprues are issued with the various P-40 variants. The wing armament is provided as separate parts that are fixed into the leading edges of each wing. The kit's gun barrels are molded with the gun barrels open, and generally look the part of the real weapons. However, if you wish to carry the build to the next level brass gun barrels are the way to go.

The kit pitot tube appears a bit oversized based on limitations of the injection molding process.

Eduard 1/48 Bf-109F ADVANCED Set

Published: September 10th, 2017     
Eduard 1/48 Bf-109F ADVANCED Set
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

The Eduard 109s are some of my favorite kits and sometimes I like to go 'whole hog' on them. Whether it is for a diorama or just to show off the detail the Brassin sets are impressive for the detail, but on the downside they are a little expensive. I think they are worth the price but if you are going to use a bunch of different sets you may want to invest in the Big Sin sets. They contain multiple Brassin and photo etch parts for a reduced price.

This set is designed for the Bf-109F and includes the Brassin Engine and guns, control surfaces and landing flaps. This set has all the highly visible things to add to your kit.

The engine contains a nearly complete engine. It does not have detail on the bottom side which is no big deal as the kit doesn't allow it to be seen. There are 46 resin pieces along with a fret of photo etch and decals. The detail is impressive to say the least. The resin is light grey with no blemishes. The small fret features beautiful detail. The decal sheet features white lettering so you can add the serial number on the side.

MiG-29UB Izdelye 9.51 Zoom set

Published: September 10th, 2017     
MiG-29UB Izdelye 9.51 Zoom set
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085