Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Modern AFV Antenna - Straight & Tilted Versions

Published: September 7th, 2017     
Modern AFV Antenna - Straight & Tilted Versions
Reviewed by: Ben Morton, IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/35
Company: Master Model

If you click the "About Us" tab on the Master Model website you'll read the following: Master Model was created in Poland with a passion for modeling. The company knows how important details are for you. We strive to give you the best possibility of making perfect models, which are a reflection of the originals. The most important thing for us is your satisfaction. By utilizing high product quality, great workmanship, and above all customers contentment, we will take care of you. To that end, there is even a proviso that should the need arise, you may contact the headman, Piotr Czerkasow, directly.

Rather lofty aspirations for a company that manufacturers brass aftermarket gun barrels and pitot tubes for aircraft, ships and armor models. An aspiration that the company has been living up to since its founding in 2008.

Defiant Mk.I Pitot Tube and Antennas

Published: September 6th, 2017     
Defiant Mk.I Pitot Tube and Antennas
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Want an easy upgrade to any 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant? Step right up to the new Quickboost Defiant Mk.I pitot tube and ventral antenna Masts set that provides a beautiful replacement to those supplied in the kit. The parts are packaged in the standard Quickboost re-closable packaging with a paper stiffener along with the description card. There are no instructions. These parts are specific to fit the Airfix accurate and highly detailed 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I injected plastic kit. They will also work for the older limited run Classic Airframes kits (471, 481, and 482) that were introduced in 1995.

Brassin IRIS-T

Published: September 6th, 2017     
Brassin IRIS-T
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

The IRIS-T (infra-red imaging system - tail / thrust vector controlled) is a heat seeking missile developed by a consortium of European countries as a replacement for the AIM-9 Sidewinder. The program was led by Germany, but included other NATO countries such as Greece, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Spain and the IRIS-T has been exported to several countries such as Austria, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. The IRIS-T became operational in 2005 and is carried on the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, Tornado and the Gripen.

FGR Mk 2 Phantom Arresting Hook

Published: September 5th, 2017     
FGR Mk 2 Phantom Arresting Hook
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad, IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

The Aires Hobby Models website lists not only the Aires product line of resin replacement accessories, but also Quickboost, Wheelliant and Aerobonus. I have used products from all four lines and have never been disappointed. Collectively the product lines offer a broad choice of detail enhanced replacement parts for aircraft models in several scales.

The subject resin parts come in a sealed clear package with a small "instruction" enclosed therein. The instructions are limited to a profile of the parts with the portions of the resin to be removed shaded grey. The parts are surrounded on two sides by resin "legs" to protect the parts. I noted that the arrestor shaft had a small opening cast in the end where the hook was to be attached.

Pfalz D.XII Landing Gear

Published: September 5th, 2017