Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Toldi I (A20 - B20) Resin Detail Set

Published: February 2nd, 2017     
Toldi I (A20 - B20) Resin Detail Set
Reviewed by: Peter Bucher, IPMS# 50232
Scale: 1:35
Company: SBS Model

The Toldi I tanks entered Hungarian service about 1940. They were used by the Hungarian Army against Yugoslavia in 1941. They were mostly used against the U.S.S.R. between 1941 and 1944. Their primary role was reconnaissance, due to their light armor and good communications equipment. They were not effective against the Soviet T-34 when they encountered them in operation Barbarossa.

When I opened the box I found: one small bag of resin parts, one small bag with photo etch parts, a die cut clear plastic sheet used for the headlights, and the instruction sheet.

All of the parts are molded in a grey/green resin, and are crisp, very well molded, and have excellent detail. The replacement mufflers are a sight to behold, and will look excellent when installed. There are also two nicely-molded resin tool boxes for the fenders, and many other small detail parts.

The photo etch set has various details including a nifty assembly to completely replace the front driver's hatch. There are new headlights and guards, and a grill for the rear underside of the tank.

Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop and Spinner

Published: February 2nd, 2017     
Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop and Spinner
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/48
Company: Ultracast

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Ultracast Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop & Spinner Curtiss 11' dia, Blade 614-1C1.5-12 for the Airfix P-40B Warhawk kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the nice presentation of the packaging with the Ziploc seal to allow for easy access to parts.

Early P-40B Aluminum Prop & Spinner

Published: February 2nd, 2017     
Early P-40B Aluminum Prop & Spinner
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/48
Company: Ultracast

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Ultracast P-40B Aluminum Prop & Spinner Curtiss 11' dia, Blade 89301-3 for the Airfix P-40B Warhawk kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the nice presentation of the packaging with the Ziploc seal to allow for easy access to parts.

AMK L-29 Flaps and Control Surfaces

Published: February 1st, 2017     
AMK L-29 Flaps and Control Surfaces
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires provides you with the capability to replace your control surfaces on the L-29 Delphin. The packaging is the standard polyethylene bag secured to a header card with staples. There are no supplied instructions but then again, the six parts are a direct replacement for the kit’s control surfaces.

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash the parts to remove any remaining mold release and prime them first. The parachute and parachute housing will need to be installed with your favorite CA (super glue) or epoxy, as the normal plastic glues or solvents will not react with the resin.

Early P-40B/C Tubular Exhausts

Published: February 1st, 2017     
Early P-40B/C Tubular Exhausts
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1:48
Company: Ultracast

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Ultracast tubular exhausts for the Airfix P-40B Warhawk kits. One of the first things to notice with this product is the nice presentation of the packaging with the Ziploc seal to allow for easy access to parts.