Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Detail-up Parts: McLaren MP4/2C ’86 Portuguese GP

Published: July 23rd, 2021     
Detail-up Parts: McLaren MP4/2C ’86 Portuguese GP
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/20
Company: Platz

An available set for the Platz/NuNu McLaren MP4/2C is part Ne00001 and is made for kit PN20000. Included in the set are:

  • Four decal sheets covering carbon fiber additions
  • One decal sheet with lettering
  • One decal sheet for additional coloring for the car in orange and yellow
  • Two photoetch sheets with many extra parts
  • One stencil and metal sticky sheet for replicating heat shields
  • One chrome sprue of connectors

 

Also included are multipage instructions and these were done perfectly. Each step in the aftermarket package matches the steps in the kit instructions so as you go along, check both sheets.

Volvo 240 Turbo 1986 ETCC Hockenheim Winner - Detail Up Parts

Published: July 23rd, 2021     
Volvo 240 Turbo 1986 ETCC Hockenheim Winner - Detail Up Parts
Reviewed by: Chris Smith - IPMS# 39182
Scale: 1/24
Company: Platz

In 1982 the Federation International de 'L'Automobile (FIA) developed Group A requirements to allow manufactures and individuals to race production model cars. In order to qualify, a process called "homologation", the manufactures had to build 2500 or 5000 cars or under "evolution" rules 500 cars which after inspection and approval qualified the cars to race. The subject of this review qualified under the Evolution, Group A rules by building 500 Volvo 240Ts. An interesting note is that 477 of those cars were stripped of competition equipment and sold as standard Volvo 240 turbos. In order to requalify, Volvo had to identify those 500 owners! Drama aside, the Volvo 240T turned out be a winning platform. Powered by a 340hp, 2.1-liter, intercooled turbo with water injection and weighing in at 2200lbs, these cars were real competitors against BMWs and Austins in its class. This kit replicates the two winning Volvo 240Ts run at the Hockenheim racetrack (about an hour and a half northwest of Stuttgart) in 1986. Volvo won the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) that same year.

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Wheels Set

Published: July 23rd, 2021     
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Wheels Set
Reviewed by: Rob Booth - IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/72
Company: Brengun

Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales.

Brengun has produced a set of wheels for any 1/72 scale F/A-18E/F or G Super Hornet kit. There are no instructions, but any modeler familiar with resin parts will have no issues installing these wheels in lieu of the kit parts. A close-up evaluation of the parts (see photos), indicates a simple cut and replace installation that provides realistic scale-detailed wheels with significantly improved appearance to molded plastic kit parts. The photo comparison is to the Hasegawa kit. The Brengun wheels have superior hub, brake and tread detail to those supplied in the Hasegawa kit.

AGM-88 HARM Missiles

Published: July 23rd, 2021     
AGM-88 HARM Missiles
Reviewed by: Rob Booth - IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/48
Company: Brengun

Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales.

Brengun has produced a set of two AGM-88 HARM missiles for any appropriate1/48 scale aircraft kit.

Aircraft Models Stands (Black Edition)

Published: July 19th, 2021     
Aircraft Models Stands (Black Edition)
Reviewed by: Jarrod Booth - IPMS# 44739
Scale: 1/144, 72, 48, 32
Company: ICM

ICM has fast become a leader in the field of plastic models. These stands represent some of their latest releases. The black plastic set was preceded by a clear stand edition - A001.

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