Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

CMK 1/72 P-40 Diamond Tread Wheels

Published: December 16th, 2018     
CMK 1/72 P-40 Diamond Tread Wheels
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/72
Company: CMK

CMK has produced a very nicely detailed set of diamond treaded wheels for the 1/72 Special Hobby P-40/Kittyhawk kits.  The supplied items include the diamond tread tires and separate hubs in two options.  Although made for the Special Hobby P-40/Kittyhawk kits, these wheels should be adaptable to any of the 1/72 P-40/Kittyhawk IV kits currently on the market, for a smart upgrade to lackluster kit wheels.

 

The wheels are nicely molded from a 3D-printed master, with no flash or pitting.  Tread detailing is fine on the tires, as are the two supplied options for the separate spoked or closed hubs.

 

Be sure to wash the parts in soapy water to remove mold release agents and prime prior to using your favorite modeling paints.

 

MiG-21MF TFace Canopy Masking Set

Published: December 16th, 2018     
MiG-21MF TFace Canopy Masking Set
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

This is the second masking set designed for Eduard's new MiG-21MF kits.  The first set, CX511, provides masks not only for the canopy and the windscreen, but also for the HUD, the underwing landing lights, and the antenna panels on the vertical tail, the ventral fin, the wing leading edges and a number of smaller ones under the wings and fuselage.  This set, CX512, adds additional masks allowing you to paint the interior color on the inside of the canopy instead of just on the outside. This will result in a much more realistic finish for the canopy, especially if you are going to pose it open. Like CX511, but unlike many of Eduard's other masking sets, this one does not include masks for the tires or wheel hubs.

P-40 Block Tread Wheels

Published: December 15th, 2018     
P-40 Block Tread Wheels
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/72
Company: CMK

CMK has produced a very nicely detailed set of block treaded wheels for the 1/72 Special Hobby P-40/Kittyhawk kits. The supplied items include the block tread tires and separate hubs in two options. Although made for the Special Hobby P-40/Kittyhawk kits, these wheels should be adaptable to any of the 1/72 P-40/Kittyhawk IV kits currently on the market, for a smart upgrade to lackluster kit wheels.

The wheels are nicely molded from a 3D-printed master, with no flash or pitting. Tread detailing is fine on the tires, as are the two supplied options for the separate spoked or closed hubs.

Be sure to wash the parts in soapy water to remove mold release agents and prime prior to using your favorite modeling paints.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to the IPMS Reviewer Corps and CMK for the opportunity to review this item.

P-40 E/K/M/N-1 Seat (with Belts)

Published: December 14th, 2018     
P-40 E/K/M/N-1 Seat (with Belts)
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/72
Company: CMK

CMK has produced a very nicely detailed resin seat for the 1/72 Special Hobby P-40E/K/M & N-1 kits. The supplied items include the seat frame. Although made for the Special Hobby P-40 kits, with some prudent sanding to fit, the seat should be adaptable to any of the 1/72 P-40E/K/M and N-1 kits currently on the market. I dry-fitted to my Academy example (see photos).

The seat is nicely molded from a 3D-printed master, with no flash or pitting. Ribbed detailing is fine on both front and rear of the seat, and includes molded on harnesses.

Be sure to wash the parts in soapy water to remove mold release agents and prime prior to using your favorite modeling paints.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to the IPMS Reviewer Corps and CMK for the opportunity to review this item.

P-40 Cockpit Sidewalls and Control Column

Published: December 14th, 2018     
P-40 Cockpit Sidewalls and Control Column
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/72
Company: CMK

CMK has produced a very nicely detailed set of cockpit sidewalls and control column for the 1/72 Special Hobby P-40/Kittyhawk kits. The supplied items include the left and right cockpit walls and separate control column. Although made for the Special Hobby P-40/Kittyhawk kits, this set should be adaptable to any of the 1/72 P-40/Kittyhawk IV kits currently on the market, for a smart upgrade to lackluster kit cockpits. I used mine in a Hasegawa P-40E example (see photos).

The panels and detailing are nicely molded from a 3D-printed master, with no flash or pitting. Framing and instrument detailing is fine on the walls, as is the supplied control stick.

Be sure to wash the parts in soapy water to remove mold release agents and prime prior to using your favorite modeling paints.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to the IPMS Reviewer Corps and CMK for the opportunity to review this item.

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