Fw-190A Control Surfaces

Published: January 15th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1:72
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $10.95
Product / Stock #: 7341

Aires Resin has produced a set of replacement horizontal and vertical stabilizer parts for the Eduard 1/72 scale Fw-190A kits. The resin surfaces are a superbly detailed drop-in for the kit's plastic parts. The supplied items include a firm greenish-grey resin casting block with the horizontal stabilizers attached. A side by side evaluation (see photos) indicates identical replacements that will provide poseable control surfaces for this exquisitely nice little kit from Eduard. As always, check your reference photos.

You won't need to do any surgery to the kit to use these beautifully cast pieces in your build. The moveable surfaces could do with a quick swipe and wipe of Tamiya surfacer, and then ultra-fine sandpaper to tone down the prominence of the rib detailing and provide a more realistic fabric surface.

The fixed horizontal stabilizer parts can be attached the same as the kit parts. The resin moveable parts can then be posed as desired. Attach them to the plastic with some super glue, and don't forget to pose the control stick in the cockpit in the appropriate position!

Very highly recommended.

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

  • Kit supplied parts
    Kit supplied parts
  • Comparison of kit-supplied parts (dark green) to Aires parts (tan)
    Comparison of kit-supplied parts (dark green) to Aires parts (tan)