Cockpit Detail Set – Instruments

Published: June 13th, 2013     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Price: $12.50
Product / Stock #: PE48 BEZ

Airscale provides some excellent aircraft instrument dials, but until now you had to cut them out and add them to kit instrument panels. Well, now you can build your own instrument panels with the aid of their new bezels.

There are 46 distinct shapes, but that doesn't mean there are only 46 pieces on the single brass fret. There are multiple bezels, allowing you to do anything you need to do when scratchbuilding an instrument panel. Don't think that it stops there. While marketed for the instrument panel, they can be used for numerous other things. The sky is the limit.

There are US, German, RAF, and WWI instruments represented on the fret. The parts are arranged in 9 rows with each style of bezel labeled with a letter on the instructions. The instructions are printed in full color on card stock to protect the fret. The instructions indicate what each bezel is designed to represent. Some are multi-layered, so do your research.

As always, you can use superglue, white glue, or Future to attach the brass bezels to the model.

The multiple shapes and sizes of these bezels make this a unique deal for the modeler, especially for scratchbuilders. If you ever have the inclination to scratchbuild an instrument panel, then these are just what you will need. If you use Airscale's instrument dials, then these will certainly be useful. You won't find this many bezels for so many situations at this low a cost.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Airscale and IPMS/USA for the review copy.

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