Tornado IDS Antennas

Published: December 17th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Price: $7.00
Product / Stock #: 48702
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

THANK YOU to our friends and suppliers at Aires/Quickboost for this excellent improvement set for the new Revell 1/48 tornado! And thanks also to the reviewer corps leaders for making the set available to me to review....

This six-part resin upgrade replaces the kit air data probes, the pitot tubes, and the Comm blade antennas. Once again Aires does the hard part; Basically you remove the parts from the pour stub with a sharp blade, clean up, and install them in place of the kit items. Be careful, because they are HYPER fragile and prone to destruction. That makes the scale fidelity worthwhile, but if you play sky-pilot with your models, well...expect them to disappear or just break off. Forewarned!

The pictures tell the story. I did not get the blade antenna seated well enough, so that's a re-do for later.

This set is highly recommended for improved detail;. Thanks again to Quickboost and IPMS USA for providing these items...

  • Comm Antennas Installed
    Comm Antennas Installed
  • Comm Antenna 2
    Comm Antenna 2
  • Pitot Probe
    Pitot Probe

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