Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V Cannon Barrel Tips and Pitot Tube

Published: November 15th, 2017     
Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V Cannon Barrel Tips and Pitot Tube
Reviewed by: Jarrod Booth, IPMS# 44739
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model

Master Model is a Polish company that makes aftermarket brass gun and cannon barrels, pitot tubes and other replacement parts for scale model aircraft, ships and armor. The finesse and detail of these parts are nothing short of spectacular.

For this review, I have used Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest that was issued several years ago. It is the perfect candidate for these parts as no cannon barrels are included, just holes in the wing leading edge. The pitot tube will be used on my Hobby Craft kit of a later model Royal Australian Navy Sea Fury (or the forth coming Airfix version). The Eduard Tempest is a late WWII aircraft that makes use of the under wing "L" shaped pitot.

The parts come nicely packed in a small zip-lock bag with a cardboard label stapled over the top. The parts are then packed in their own smaller bag backed in front of another piece of cardboard that helps protect the items further. An instruction sheet is located within the rear of the package.

Curtiss P-40 B/C British Version

Published: November 15th, 2017     
Curtiss P-40 B/C British Version
Reviewed by: Ben Guenther, IPMS# 20101
Scale: 1/72
Company: Master-Model

Master-Model produces exact brass/resin parts that will make your model stand out. This time Master-Model has produced a detail set for the 1/72 P-40 B/C British version that consists of brass cowling blast tubes, backup external gun sights, British style pitot tube and British style .303 brass wing guns. The plastic packaging separates the various items, some of which are very tiny, and hopefully reduces the chance of losing said small parts. An instruction sheet is provided that shows you where the items go and the size of the drill you'll need to use. The dimensions are in metric so I converted them into the English system and marked the instruction sheet with the sizes, see photos.

T-28 Trojan Propeller "A"

Published: November 13th, 2017     
T-28 Trojan Propeller "A"
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/32
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Aires T-28 Trojan Propeller "A" offering for the 1/32 Kitty Hawk T-28 Trojan kit. 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.

Upon removal of the spinner assemble and the propeller blades you will notice the detail that we have come to expect from Aires QB products. The molding and detail on the propeller parts are excellent and they come off the resin block with little effort along with the help of an X-Acto blade or razor saw.

The propeller "A" comes with the spinner head molded in 1 piece compared to the 3 pieces that make up the same assembly in the Kitty Hawk kit. Compared to the kit offering, the Aires assembly has more elaborate detail that looks way more defined than the one that comes in the kit, plus the advantage of having the spinner assembly molded in 1 piece. If you want to build the Trojan kit this is a great option for ease of build and detail level for a 1/32 build.

T-28 Trojan Air Brake

Published: November 12th, 2017     
T-28 Trojan Air Brake
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/32
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Aires T-28 Trojan air brake assembly for the 1/32 Kitty Hawk T-28 Trojan kit. 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.

Upon removal of all the different parts that make up the air brake assembly you will notice the great detail that we have come to expect from Aires QB products. The molding and detail on the parts are excellent and they come off the resin block with little effort along with the help of an X-Acto blade or razor saw.

The air brake assembly comes in several highly detailed parts that will need assembly. The air brake itself is highly detailed and looks more realistic than the kit offering. Compared to the kit offering, the Aires assembly gives more elaborate detail that looks way more defined and like the actual T-28 Trojan air brake than the one that comes in the kit. If you want to build the Kitty Hawk kit, this is a must get the level of detail required when you're building 1/32 aircraft.

Landing Gear for the 1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk. IXc

Published: November 11th, 2017     
Landing Gear for the 1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk. IXc
Reviewed by: Robert Head, IPMS# 48922
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC)

Short History

As we all know the Spitfire should not need an introduction, after all there were over 24 versions or Mks that existed throughout its illustrious history.

What's in the Box?

The box comes with a total of 6 white metal pieces to replicate the kit parts very accurately and adding some needed strength to support the aircraft especially with larger 32nd scale aircraft as we tend to do a lot of scratch building and the use of "goodies". The Landing gear comes packaged in the typical SAC cardboard and bubble blister packaging we are all accustomed to seeing.

The Build

This is a pain free operation and only required a little time along with TLC using couple of sanding sticks, a fine diamond file I also use for PE and my battery powered dremel with a 280-grit abrasive buff wheel.