WWII British Reflector Gunsight

Published: June 22nd, 2019     
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Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery - IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/48
Company: Brengun
Price: $7.30
Product / Stock #: BRL48110
Product provided by: Hauler

Hauler-Brengun is well known as a supplier of high-quality aftermarket detail parts for aircraft, as well as other subjects. Many of these aftermarket items are resin, P.E., or a combination of the two mediums.

Marketed under the "Brengun" label, this review looks at the Brengun BR48110 WWII British Reflector Gunsight item. There are three gunsight variants included, the RP1, RP2, and RP3 variants.

The RP1 gunsight is a little more complex in shape and configuration than the other two, having more detail on the sides of the gunsight. The support arms for the clear lens are single-arm brackets, tilting toward the pilot upon which the clear lens is attached. Note that the lenses, which are included in the Hauler package are printed on a small transparent piece of material with the lenses outlined with a black border. There are two lenses supplied for each gunsight, providing an "heir and a spare". The "C" film is to be attached to the RP1 gunsight. The "C" lens is rectangular in shape with rounded corners and is slightly wider than the "B" lens, which fits on the RP3 gunsight.

The RP2 gunsight has larger mounting brackets for the lens than the RP1, with the brackets resembling a monolith with one corner flattened out. The lens is attached to that corner. The "A" lens is an oval shape

The RP3 gunsight has brackets that are similar to the brackets on the RP1 version, but the brackets are attached to the gunsight body with two arms rather than the one arm on the RP1. The "B" lens is used on this gunsight. The "B" lens is the smaller rectangular lens.

Clearly, some research will be required to select the proper gunsight for the aircraft being modeled. It might be possible to simply look at the gunsight provided in the kit, letting that be your guide.

These parts are rather tiny, and it may be beneficial to leave the gunsight on the part carrier until the gunsight has been painted and the lens has been attached. Due to the delicate nature of these parts it is further recommended that a razor saw be used to remove the gunsight from the part carrier when the time comes to fit the gunsight to the model.

This product is highly recommended due to the clarity of the "instruction" sheet, the high level of detail molded onto the parts, and the reasonable price of the product. Thanks to Brengun for making this product available to IPMS/USA for review.

  • Package
  • Parts
  • RP1
  • RP2
  • RP3

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