Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Fw-190 Exterior Detail Set for Hasegawa

Published: January 19th, 2020     
Fw-190 Exterior Detail Set for Hasegawa
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/32
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 photoetched brass exterior detailing set for the already very nicely detailed 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 kit. The set is packaged in a sealed-fold clear plastic sleeve. There are three plates of photoetch included. Plate one includes wing root plates, main gear cover components and some of the cowling components. Plate two includes the rear canopy cover plate, opposite main gear cover components; underwing cannon access plates, canopy framing and braces, wheel well plates and other main gear bits. Plate three consists of miscellaneous exterior cover plates and hatch covers, main cowling support, and canopy frames.

Fw-190 Interior Detail Set for Hasegawa

Published: January 19th, 2020     
Fw-190 Interior Detail Set for Hasegawa
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1/32
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. They have a knack for producing interesting, off-beat and little known subjects.

Brengun has produced a photoetched stainless steel detailing set for the already very nicely appointed 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 kit. The set is packaged in a sealed-fold clear plastic sleeve. There are two plates of photoetch and a clear acetate sheet of instruments dials included. Plate one includes the rear cockpit cover, windscreen frame, gunsight, large instrument panel and bezels. Plate two includes the seat, harnesses, smaller instrument panel, side instrument panels, rudder pedals, bulkheads, trim wheel, levers and other assorted bits.

F-14D Wheels

Published: January 18th, 2020     
F-14D Wheels
Reviewed by: Jim Pearsall, IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1/144
Company: Brengun

The Kit

You get four nicely molded resin wheels. There are no instructions, as Brengun knows that you know what to do with the wheels.

Assembly and Installation

No real assembly required. You have to paint the wheels. I used Tamiya flat black and Testors flat white. I painted them on the sprue, because it is such a pain to handle such small parts. I am always afraid or losing small parts like these. There's nothing quite as painful as hearing the tweezers go "PING" and knowing that you're going to have to wrestle the carpet monster for that part, if you can find it.

Once the wheels were painted, I removed them from the pour block and used a medium sanding stick to clean them up on the bottoms. Then I had to paint that part of the wheels black again, but not the hubs.

FuG Antennas

Published: January 15th, 2020     
FuG Antennas
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Brengun

Brengun continues to expand its line of photoetch aftermarket detail parts regarding all type of antennas used by Luftwaffe aircrafts during World War 2.

Typical of Brengun you get an unpainted fret of easy to bend brass. This review covers:

BRL 48099 covers the FuG200 antenna in use by Ju-88, Bv-138, He-177, Bv-222, Fw-200, Ju-290 and other long range reconnaissance types.

BRL 48100 cover the FuG 227, FuG10, FuBi2, FuG 101 used by too many different airplanes to list. Just to name a few: Ju-88, Me-100, Fw-190, etc.

While I have not used these sets, experience with other sets of the same manufacturer indicates that the small connection points of the parts to the fret will make removal and cleaning of the part very easy.

Given the small size of some of the parts, I will recommend this kit to modelers of all levels except the most novice. Highly recommended.

I would like to thank Brengun Models and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

F-5 Tiger II "Freedom Fighter" (shark nose versions) - F-5 E, F - Pitot Tube and 20mm Gun Barrels

Published: January 15th, 2020     
F-5 Tiger II "Freedom Fighter" (shark nose versions) - F-5 E, F - Pitot Tube and 20mm Gun Barrels
Reviewed by: David Horn, IPMS# 44962
Scale: 1/32
Company: Master Model

Packaged in a thin, heat sealed pouch with five turned parts, two gun barrels, two different sized plugs (ballast) and one pitot tube. Compared to parts in the new F-5E from Kitty Hawk kit, the Master parts are very fine, detail is the finest I have ever seen, and directions are very clear and easy to follow. The gun barrels are very precise and retain concentricity where the kit parts seem thick and may appear warped. You get a choice of installing the two gun barrels or using a solid "rod" (two sizes) that replaces one gun barrel. I believe this is a ballast for when a gun is not installed. I am unable to find information as if this has any other function than as a ballast. The pitot tube is a direct replacement for the Kitty Hawk and Hasegawa F-5 kits with a shark nose

Master details is known for exquisite detail on all of their update sets and this review sample is no exception. This will enhance any 1/32 scale "shark nose" F-5E or F-5 F Tiger II model kits. If your kit has a "round" nose, you will need the gun set, AM-32-110, instead of this set. Kitty Hawk gives you both nose choices in their kit.