A5M2 Claude Resin Replacement Flying Control Surfaces Parts

Published: August 20th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: Rob Booth - IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/48
Price: $11.00
Product / Stock #: 4731
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Aires has produced a set of resin flying control surfaces parts for the Wingsy Kits A5M2b Claude. The resin replacements are a simple drop-in for the kit's plastic parts. The supplied items include two ailerons, two horizontal stabilizers and one vertical stabilizer. The tail plane parts will require modification of the horizontal stabilizer to accept the new resin parts.

An evaluation of the parts (see photos) indicates a replacement of superior detail that will provide not only better detailing, but control posable surfaces compared to those supplied with the kit. The parts are cast using Aires fine, rigid, grey resin with no signs of any bubbles or flash clean-up necessary. The ribbing detailing appears the slightest bit proud to me, but nothing that a couple of swipes with some fine sandpaper won't address.

As with any resin parts, be sure to wash thoroughly and rinse to remove any trace of mold release before priming (a must for any/all resin). Use your favorite paints to create well-rendered flying surfaces for your Claude.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to the IPMS Reviewer Corps and Aires for the opportunity to review this item.

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    Stock Picture
  • Packaging
  • Kit Tail Planes
    Kit Tail Planes
  • Kit Airlerons
    Kit Airlerons
  • Contents- Side 1
    Contents- Side 1
  • Contents- Side 2
    Contents- Side 2

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