One feature of jets is the need to use ladders to get inside of them. This essential item of ground handling equipment is typically forgotten by model manufacturers. Thanks to Plus Model this key component is finally available.
Packaged in a small top opening cardboard box is a single sprue of light grey plastic inside a plastic bag. There are 15 parts involved in this small kit. The instructions are on the back of the box. The painting instructions are also there but it is quite simple, either yellow or dark green.
Assembly of the ladder is simple enough. The key will be ensuring that everything is squared off.
The dark yellow will highlight this ground handling piece of equipment regardless of the camouflage of your Starfighter.
The kit is a simple kit to assemble but will make a considerable impact on your F-104. If you want to practice your weathering skills this is a great little kit to do it on. This is just one of many boarding ladders that Plus Model produces. The plastic looks really good and as long as you ensure it is square you will have no problems.
Thanks to Plus Model and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting www.modelchoice.net which is the distributor for Plus Model.