Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Big Ed set for Revell 1/32 P-51-25 - Part 3 Masking and Canopies

Published: June 9th, 2018     
Big Ed set for Revell 1/32 P-51-25	- Part 3 Masking and Canopies
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

Part 3:  Exterior set, canopy mask

(Again, no preamble this time; only building reports. )

The exterior set contained one item overlooked by many; behind the set of holes on the cheeks of the chin scoop is a set of interior grating;  What this is FOR, I have no clue, but it's there, and the fun part of hogging out plastic on a small rectangular part is, well, not there.  But it's mandatory, and I've put it aside for now so I can finish up the rest of the other review items I have lurking in the "to build" pile.

Big Ed set for Revell 1/32 P-51D-25 Part 2: The Cockpit Continued, Seat Harness, and Exterior Set

Published: June 9th, 2018     
Big Ed set for Revell 1/32 P-51D-25 Part 2:  The Cockpit Continued, Seat Harness, and Exterior Set
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

Part 2:  The cockpit continued, seat harness, and the exterior set

(No preamble this time; only building reports. )

The remaining item I tackled here was the seat itself.  The Eduard set 32 920 included in the big Ed set has a very well-done P-51 seat, complete with the aft stiffener, and some other little details.   It is pretty well self-explanatory how to fold it all into place.  The seat requires some gap-filling superglue to properly assemble, as there is little surface on which to have the glue "Grab" the other parts, and hold together while under handling.   Once these are complete, the armor plate is cemented into place.  

Big Ed set for Revell 1/32 P-51D-25 Part 1 The Cockpit

Published: June 9th, 2018     
Big Ed set for Revell 1/32 P-51D-25  Part 1 The Cockpit
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

 

Part 1:  Impressions, Wheel well detail, and Cockpit basics

Thanks as usual go to our prolific supporter, Eduard, for sending the IPMS/USA review team this BIG ED for the new Revell 1/32 P-51D-5 series Mustang.  This was another in my series of "On-the-road" reviews, and as such the background will change... a lot.  I had misplaced the review item before I left the house while cleaning up my work area, and right before I left in desperation I sent an order to Sprue Brothers to please send me a replacement, (after I used my credit card), to handle on the road.  I also asked they annotate my name and the point I was a guest in the "GJOEHOFOE" hotel in California.  This was dutifully marked in large, clear lettering on the front of the box, and as such there was no confusion about who the guest (Me) was, or what do to with said package.   It got there on Wednesday afternoon, three days before I left for the hotel-hopping part of my trip (where much of the work you see here was done).  Onward!

Fw 190A-4 Fuselage Guns

Published: June 9th, 2018     
Fw 190A-4 Fuselage Guns
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

IPMS/USA thanks the Eduard team once again for sending us this simple, excellent set for the new Eduard FW-190 series.  And thanks to Phil and John for obtaining the sets for the team...

This set consists of perfectly cast resin parts for the back of the engine, guns, cowl bits, plus a few bits of PE including parts for the armored windscreen and cowl latches.  MUCH easier than scratchbuilding!

This upper fuselage gun bay set is a simplified version of the advanced set with the engine abbreviated, i.e. just the gun bay parts and engine mount war part of the set, not the whole engine; the accessory section the intake distributor tube are also provided  Since I had built the entire "bigger" set earlier, I knew what to expect. 

The gun bay was simpler, particularly with more lighting and my magnifier to hand.  The next one of these will be perfect, I swear...

Lighting T. Mk 4/5 Landing Gear

Published: June 7th, 2018     
Lighting T. Mk 4/5 Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1:48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This is a white metal landing gear set is to for the Sword 1/48 English Electric Lighting T. Mk4/5 aircraft.

The white metal parts are good are have better defined details than the original kit parts. They are a very good replacement for the already well details kit parts. The advantage is these white metal parts will provide more strength and last longer than the kit parts.

The parts include the main two gear struts components that replaces part numbers 78, 79, 27, 57, 56, 60 and 61. The front strut parts which replaces part numbers 7, 84 and 59.

The parts are well cast; you do need to sand off the few cast seams and metal pour points. The parts were a perfect fit to the existing mount and were easy to assemble.

I recommend these parts are a great addition to an already extremely well detailed kit.

Thanks go to Scale Aircraft Conversions for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.