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Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Mirage F.1 Landing Gear

Published: February 19th, 2017     
Mirage F.1 Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1/72
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Scale Aircraft Conversions

adaption of the Mirage F.1 landing gear in white metal for the 1/72 Special Hobby kit. The set contains two main landing gear legs, a nose gear leg and two additional struts. Overall this is highly recommended for stronger landing gear, ability to adjust the white metal to where you need it, and added detail. This is a great addition to the Special Hobby kit. I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions for another great offering in metal landing gear and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.

Mig-3 Propeller with Tool

Published: February 19th, 2017     
Mig-3 Propeller with Tool
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has produced a replacement prop for the Trumpeter and ICM 1/48 scale Mig-3 kits. The resin replacement is a simple drop-in for the kit’s plastic parts. The supplied items include a separately cast spinner, post and blades with a cast resin assembly tool for inserting the blades at a consistent pitch. There is no modification required to the kit to use this prop assembly.

A side by side evaluation (see photos) and shots of my completed Trumpeter Mig-3 “Early” indicates a replacement of superior detail that will provide a more accurate and “crisp” blade representation of a Mig-3 propeller. The kit parts have the brown spinner cap, and the Quickboost prop assembly spinner is gray. Note, however that using the tool will cause the prop blades to be installed at the incorrect rotation pitch. My web research found that Mig-3 props rotated clockwise (when viewed from the front of the aircraft), as depicted in the kit’s propeller assembly.

F-16 (Light) Landing Gear

Published: February 19th, 2017     
F-16 (Light) Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1:48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Scale Aircraft Conversions adaptation of the F-16 Light landing gear in white metal for the 1/48 Kinetic kit.

The set contains the aft gear bulkhead along with the retraction struts. The nose gear includes a separate nose gear and its retraction strut and oleo scissor.

This set is for the light versions of the F-16 (-1 to -20 versions or the F-16A/B variants).

Also included in this set is a nose gear door landing light, and an altered main gear bulkhead, which makes the installation of the main gear easier.

These are a direct replacements for the ones found supplied with the kit with just a little more detail.

Overall this is highly recommended for stronger landing gear and added detail and is a great addition to the Kinetic kit.

I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions for another great offering in metal landing gear, and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.

Jet Fighter Pilot with BA-22 Parachute

Published: February 18th, 2017     
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1:32
Company: Master Details

Product provided by: Master Details via the reviewer’s wallet

Master details produces and distributes an expanding range of pilot figures and details for 1/32 scale projects; for now their focus is on the HK B-17, but they have other items in their lineup including an HE-111 Cockpit for the massive Revell kit.

In this case, the pilot figure is an early Vietnam-era U.S. pilot with four different heads cast in metal (One with just the helmet and chin strap, one with the visor up and oxygen mask in place, and one with the visor down and oxygen mask in place, and one with visor down and no oxygen mask), an oxygen hose for the mask in metal, and seven resin body parts including two legs, and four separate arms, with a torso. The kit also includes a unit patch decal sheet for the shoulder patches frequently displayed on the flight jackets of the time.

L-29 Delfin - Pylons

Published: February 18th, 2017     
L-29 Delfin - Pylons
Reviewed by: Clare Wentzel, IPMS# 1096