Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

SE.5a Radiator – Wolsely Viper

Published: May 13th, 2017     
SE.5a Radiator – Wolsely Viper
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

This set provides a highly detailed resin and photoetch radiator to replace the standard kit part in Eduard's newly released SE.5a Wolsey Viper aircraft kit. The radiator is a beautiful little assembly that looks fantastic on the aircraft model!

The Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a was an improved version of the SE.5 and was one of the fastest fighters of WWI. The SE.5a aircraft was originally produced with a 200 HP Hispano-Suiza 8B engine that proved unreliable, and was quickly replaced with the 200 HP Wolsely Viper engine.

This Eduard Brassin set includes resin and photoetch parts to replace the kit supplied radiator in the Eduard Wolsey Viper version of the SE.5a.

Turned Metal Pitot Tube for all Mig 25 except PD/PDM (Foxbat E)

Published: May 13th, 2017     
Turned Metal Pitot Tube for all Mig 25 except PD/PDM (Foxbat E)
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model

The master metalworker of Poland, Piotr, continues to deliver the best pitot and data probes available ... Thanks again for sending IPMS USA another of your line of turned metal Pitot tubes, and thanks also to IPMS USA leadership for sending it on to me to review....

This is, once again, a much improved upgrade to the kit plastic. Consisting of 2 metal part directly replacing the kit pitot probe, and what appears to be a very delicate 3D printed data vane sleeve with all the various blades in micro detail. How does he do it , well, I don't know, ask him. In any event,this is an easy addition to improve the longevity of your kits' appearance... and by the way, the instruction sheet is fantastic as well!

Another simple upgrade, this one... As on the PD/PDS nose, I used Master's item on the Barracudacast Mig 25 improved nose radome for demonstration of fit.... I intend to use the vane-bearing tube on the ICM reconnaissance MIG 25 lurking on the shelf... it needs the vanes, and the PD/PDS didn't.

WW1 Aircraft Photoetch Details

Published: May 12th, 2017     
WW1 Aircraft Photoetch Details
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1:48
Company: Hauler Brengun

Thank you to the Hauler Brengun Company for sending this detail set for review, it is always a pleasure to see what your new products bring to the scale modeling world. Thank you also to the IPMS Reviewer Corps staff members who do the hard work in getting us modeling products to review, the reviews posted, and the news spread to the world.

Matra R-530 Missile w/LM 14 Pylon

Published: May 12th, 2017     
Matra R-530 Missile w/LM 14 Pylon
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/48
Company: PJ Production

PJ Production is a Belgian firm that specializes in the creation and production of resin scale models and accessories aimed at modelers of military aircraft kits and aviation-related dioramas in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scale. Their lines include fine and accurately detailed cast resin replacement and supplemental parts for model kits in the most commonly produced scales.

PJ Productions has produced a resin Matra 530 missile for use with aircraft armed with such types. An out-of-box evaluation (see photos) indicates a reproduction of the French missile that provides a realistic scale-detailed assembly with the appropriate LM 14 pylon. The panel detailing is extremely fine, with fins cast separately.

LRF 2 Rocket Launchers with Pylons

Published: May 12th, 2017     
LRF 2 Rocket Launchers with Pylons
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/48
Company: PJ Productions

PJ Production is a Belgian firm that specializes in the creation and production of resin scale models and accessories aimed at modelers of military aircraft kits and aviation-related dioramas in 1/72nd, 1/48th, and 1/32nd scale. Their lines include fine and accurately detailed cast resin replacement and supplemental parts for model kits in the most commonly produced scales.

PJ Productions has produced a resin set of two (2) LRF 2 rocket launchers for use with aircraft armed with such types. An out-of-box evaluation (see photos) indicates two reproductions of the French-manufactured weapons and options for either CES 3 or ADP 2 pylons that provide a realistic scale-detailed assembly for mounting to your kit. The panel detailing is extremely fine, with fore and end caps cast separately.