Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

D9R DOOBI w/ Armor Slats

Published: November 23rd, 2016     
D9R DOOBI w/ Armor Slats
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/35
Company: Eduard

This is a large photoetch set that adds lots of detail to Meng’s D9R Dozer, particularly in the interior and with replacements for the exterior maintenance platforms. The Cooling Slats are tedious to assemble, but will add a battle-damaged look to the dozer. Soldering is highly recommended for assembling this photoetch set.

This Eduard BIG ED photo etch set is intended for the Meng D9R DOOBI w/ armor slats kit. Like other Edward BIG ED sets, the D9R set is a combination of several photoetch sets that are also available individually, and includes:

  • 36335 D9R Doobi w/ armor slats - interior - $24.95
  • 36336 D9R Doobi w/ armor slats - exterior - $39.95
  • 36337 D9R Doobi w/ armor slats - cooling slats - $34.95

The BIG ED set sells for $69.95, a savings of $29.90 (30%) over the individual sets purchased separately.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G Flaps

Published: November 23rd, 2016     
Messerschmitt Bf 109G Flaps
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Aires Messerschmitt Bf 109G Flaps for the 1/48 Eduard 109G series of kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the excellent presentation and packaging of the product.

The contents of the package contains 1 right and 1 left flap for the Eduard Bf109G series of kits. The flaps are easy to remove from the resin base by simply scoring the flap with your hobby knife and sanding the area smooth with some fine sandpaper or a nail file.

There are some small differences between the resin flaps and the flaps that come in the Eduard Bf 109G kit. The rivet detail on the Aires flap is a lot less pronounced and finer in detail than the kit part, and the fit is tighter to the wing right out of the package while the flaps that come in the kit need a little bit of sanding to get a similar fit and feel that you would want for the final representation of your model.

B-17 Propellers with Tool

Published: November 21st, 2016     
B-17 Propellers with Tool
Reviewed by: Mike Lamm, IPMS# 50139
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost is known for producing high quality, resin replacement parts for many model kits from most manufacturers. One of their newer offerings is a set of resin replacement propellers for Revell’s B-17 Flying Fortress.

Revell’s kit propellers are typical of what you’ll normally find, four three-blade propellers molded in plastic. They look alright, but lack that extra level of detail resin molding can produce. Not to mention, the kit parts have a thin piece of flash running around the length of each blade, which will require some delicate clean up prior to assembly and painting.

Quickboost;s replacements pieces include four spinner hubs, and a dozen new propeller blades, as well as a small jig to ensure proper fit. There is a simple drawing to show how to prepare the jig, and how to properly use it for aligning and building the propellers.

Fw 190A-5 Engine and Fuselage Guns

Published: November 19th, 2016     
Fw 190A-5 Engine and Fuselage Guns
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

This Eduard Brassin set is for the Eduard Fw 190A-5 kit. The set includes detail parts to add to a highly detailed kit. The resin and photoetch parts inside the box looked great and very well molded and etched.

In the box is:

  • 28 x resin parts in two shades of grey
  • 2 x photoetch sheet
  • 1 instruction booklet

All the resin parts are very well detailed, and are extremely well molded.

The assembly instructions are very clear and detailed.

Stage 1 through 6 is the fuselage gun bay structure, ammo boxes, and engine mounting structure. This all went together very well with no problems on fix or location.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G Exhaust

Published: November 17th, 2016     
Messerschmitt Bf 109G Exhaust
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Quickboost's Messerschmitt Bf 109G Exhaust for the 1/48 Eduard 109G series of kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the excellent presentation of the packaging with the sealed flap on the back of package to allow for easy access to parts.<