OV-1D Scoops

Published: April 6th, 2016     
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Product picture
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 48673
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

When I first saw that these were released, I was a little confused as they had previously released set 48585 which was a set of scoops. The confusion was solved with a little research. The initial release was for the OV-1 early versions while these scoops are specific to the OV-1D Roden release. Problem solved but there is no mention of which is which on the either set so modelers will need to do the research. On to the parts review.

The set includes three scoops with no seam lines and deep insets. Casting is perfect and removal is simple with a saw blade. Installation is also simple with one scoop on the left by the cockpit and the other two on the top of the fuselage. There is an excellent note explaining which Quickboost parts replace which kit parts. As you can see by the pictures showing comparison, these parts are much improved with better profile and depth in the openings.

This is a very nice set and will help upgrade an already nice kit. Recommended with the caveat that it is for the OV-1D kit

My thanks to Aires for the chance to review this nice add on.

  • Instructions
    Instructions
  • Parts on sprue
    Parts on sprue
  • Direct view of parts on sprue
    Direct view of parts on sprue
  • Comparison of kit part (left) to Aires part (right)
    Comparison of kit part (left) to Aires part (right)
  • Comparison of kit part (left) to Aires part (right)
    Comparison of kit part (left) to Aires part (right)
  • Comparison of kit part (bottom) to Aires part (top)
    Comparison of kit part (bottom) to Aires part (top)
  • Kit-supplied part installed for comparison
    Kit-supplied part installed for comparison
  • Same view with Aires-supplied part installed
    Same view with Aires-supplied part installed
  • Aires-supplied part installed
    Aires-supplied part installed
  • Aires-supplied part installed
    Aires-supplied part installed

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