R-2600 Engine Front

Published: January 29th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1:48
Company: RESIN2 Detail
Price: $12.99
Product / Stock #: AC48052

Resin 2 Detail produces some really great and unique resin parts to enhance kits. This set is part of their "Fast Fix" series. They are single part upgrades which enhances the kits quickly and simply. This set is two R-2600 engine fronts which are suitable as upgrades to any 1/48th scale Helldiver, Avenger, A-20, or B-25's. They are direct replacements with almost no preparation needed.

The set comes with two engines so you could do two avengers or one each of the A-20 or B-25's. The castings are perfect and very detailed and include two engine faces along with two magnetos for the top. Preparation is simple by grinding off the back casting block of the engines, cut the magneto off and glue to the top of the engine per the instructions.

I primed the engine with Alclad gray primer. I then painted the engine all black. I dry brushed the cylinders aluminum and touched up the black areas for the push rods. I painted the engine front gray and painted the wiring brown. I added a black wash and flat coated and was done. Really simple. You can see from the attached photos how much finer the detail is on these versus several Accurate Miniatures kits.

This is a great set. Simple to add, inexpensive, easy to use and install. Highly recommended.

My thanks to Resin 2 Detail for the opportunity to review this excellent item.

  • Instruction page
    Instruction page
  • RESIN2 product image
    RESIN2 product image
  • Closeup of aftermarket engine detail
    Closeup of aftermarket engine detail
  • Painted and detailed RESIN2 R-2600 engine
    Painted and detailed RESIN2 R-2600 engine
  • Additional image of aftermarket engine
    Additional image of aftermarket engine
  • Closeup of comparison of kit supplied versus RESIN2 engines
    Closeup of comparison of kit supplied versus RESIN2 engines
  • Comparison of kit-supplied engine (left) to RESIN2 aftermarket engine (right)
    Comparison of kit-supplied engine (left) to RESIN2 aftermarket engine (right)
  • Comparison of kit-supplied B-25 engine (left) versus RESIN2 engine (right)
    Comparison of kit-supplied B-25 engine (left) versus RESIN2 engine (right)