Harrier GR.5/7 Exhaust Nozzles

Published: July 22nd, 2011     
Parts in kitset
Parts in kitset
Reviewed by: Jack Wade - IPMS# 45604
Scale: 1/72
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: 7251
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

This is a superb set of replacement nozzles for the very crude kit parts provided by Hasegawa. The Aires Hobby Models parts are drop fit replacements and are quite easy to use. Other than cutting them off the casting blocks (a five minute task), they require no more effort than the kit parts to use. The photos show the kit parts and their Aires replacement side by side and truly speak for themselves. The interiors have depth that is non-existent on the kit parts and the edges are really thin and sharp. The detail is super on the replacement parts. Another advantage over the kit parts is that they are one piece whereas the nozzles provided in the kit are in two halves which leaves a seam for cleaning; really not a good thing when they are to be finished with a metal color. Using this set actually saves time and adds detail which is most often two mutually exclusive concepts in this hobby.

This reviewer can't imagine building another copy of this kit without using these replacement nozzles, so yes indeed this set is heartily recommended! My thanks to Aires Hobby Models for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the chance to review this excellent piece.

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