A-7E Corsair II Cockpit Set

Published: June 26th, 2011     
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Greg Wise, IPMS# 44378
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $21.50
Product / Stock #: 4508

The Product

The Aires set arrived in the standard blister pack we all have come to recognize. The multimedia mix includes cast resin pieces in varying shades of gray finely cast and flawless they are beautifully done, my sample came with a couple broken pieces from the delicate control stick and was easily repaired. The photo etch instrument panel fret also includes seatbelts and other fiddly bits all renderings are very nice. Topping off the mix is the infamous Aires acetate sheet with the printed dial faces.

Bottom Line

The instructions are well thought out pointing out where modifications are required. This mainly consists of removing raised detail and thinning the plastic. This may seems old school to a lot of us modelers but remember fundamentals are what make a great model. All in all this is a great improvement over the Hobby Boss parts and is well worth the time and effort needed for a proper fit.

Gratuities

Thank you IPMS and Aires for the opportunity to review this latest offering I highly recommend it to the experienced modeler. Also the budget minded modeler should appreciate the fair price of $21.50 MSRP set by Aires.

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