Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

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
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

To assist in training pilots to fly the MiG-29, the Mikoyan OKB developed a two seat trainer of the aircraft. In order to minimize differences in the handling characteristics between the single seat and two seat aircraft, Mikoyan modified the front fuselage by deleting the fire control radar and modified the nose to accommodate the second cockpit. The MiG-29UB retains much of the MiG-29A's combat capabilities, including its impressive maneuverability, but its air-to-air weapons are limited to heat-seeking missiles and cannon fire. The MiG-29UB is operated by most air forces that fly the MiG-29.

Albatros B.II Landing Gear (WW)

Published: September 8th, 2017     
Albatros B.II Landing Gear (WW)
Reviewed by: Ben Morton, IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

According to Wikipedia, the Albatros D.II was a German fighter aircraft used during WWI. After a successful combat career in the early Jagdstaffein, it was gradually superseded by the Albatros D.III.

To assist the scale modeler with reliving the exploits of the early days of WWI and the air war, Wingnut Wings has released a 1/32nd scale, injected molded aircraft kit of the Albatros II.

Super Etendard Refueling Probe

Published: September 7th, 2017