F8F Bearcat Control Surfaces

Published: April 9th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Price: $13.50
Product / Stock #: 4666
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The Bearcat was just too late to join the fight in WWII but was used by the French in Indochina to great effect. It is a sexy and compact naval fighter.

An easy way to add some life to your static model is to reposition the flight control surfaces. I've never been able to do this effectively. Well Aires has come to the rescue. The latest release is molded in light grey resin with no flaws anywhere. Two horizontal surfaces and two elevators are included.

Removal of the parts from the pour block is quite easy. The horizontal surfaces are slotted so are drop in replacements for the kit parts. The elevators can then be added and deflected as you see fit with superglue. You may want to pin it to get a more solid join. Don't forget to move the stick in the appropriate direction. It is really that easy and simple.

Another winner from Aires. This set is an easy addition to make your model come alive. I'm looking forward to other releases such as this from Aires.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours from them directly at https://www.aires.cz/en/ or your local hobby shop or online retailer.

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