Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

LRF 4 Rocket Launchers with Pylons

Published: May 19th, 2017     
LRF 4 Rocket Launchers with Pylons
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1:48
Company: PJ Productions

PJ Productions 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 4 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.

B-17E/F Photoetch Set

Published: May 18th, 2017     
B-17E/F Photoetch Set
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

This is a photoetch Interior set to for the Hong Kong Models B-17 E/F. This set is colored and adds a lot of additional detail to the cockpit and other areas This set adds some nice touches to the cockpit.

In the packet is:

  • 1 colored photoetch sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet

Summary

This is a really nice set for the set for a kit that needs it. I do find some of the small parts were very tricky to add to the instrument panel and the levers. Also you do need to remove some more raised details of part number 033 which is not highlighted on the instructions.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

British 3-inches Missile - Hurricane

Published: May 17th, 2017     
British 3-inches Missile - Hurricane
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/72
Company: Plus Model

PlusModel was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is primarily made up of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurethane resin. Their products may be purchased online through www.modelchoice.net.

A new addition to their line is a set of resin FFAR Rockets for any 1/72 Hawker Hurricane kit. The rocket assembly is a two-piece assembly of individual rockets and launch rails which, when assembled, attach to the supplied mounting plate, or to the kits' underwing mounting points if appropriate.

The pictorial PlusModel instructions are straight forward. Remove the parts from their resin sprues. Use care with the rocket fins, as they are fragile. Clean up any flash or casting seam lines. I suggest painting before assembly. Once painted to match your references, use CA glue to attach the rockets to the rails. There is a groove on the underside to assist you in lining things up. When set, glue to the supplied plate, or or to the underside of the kit wing.

PM 3 Bomb Launcher

Published: May 17th, 2017     
PM 3 Bomb Launcher
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 PM 3 Bomb Launcher for use with aircraft armed with such types.  An out-of-box evaluation (see photos) indicates a reproduction of the French manufactured pylon that provides a realistic scale-detailed assembly with the appropriate 2 bomb attachment supports.  The panel detailing is extremely fine.

Seatbelts RAF (Early)

Published: May 15th, 2017     
Seatbelts RAF (Early)
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1:72
Company: Eduard

This set is another of Eduard's new "Steel" seatbelt line. The set is intended for early WWII RAF aircraft and includes three sets of shoulder harnesses and