PD-62-8 Pylon and APU-60-1 Launch Rail

Published: March 16th, 2011     
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Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: Zactomodels
Price: $10.00
Product provided by: Zactomodels

If you have not dealt with "Zactoman", and you are in to 1/32 Soviet aircraft, visit his website. Your wallet will automatically open... In this case, Chris graciously provided review items.

Pylon and rail installed on completed kit

When I built the Trumpeter SU-25 back about three months ago, I noted the outboard pylons were not included in the kit. Serious sadness, as I had never seen an SU-25 without these pylons. The holes for the pylon mounts were in the wing, but the pylons were not on the runners anywhere.... Who could figure out why? Cost cutting over 1/100 of a dime...

In steps Chris at Zactomodels. He's about as crazy about cold war Soviet aircraft as I am... and he has provided a 1 or so-hour solution to the missing pylon. The PD-62-8 Pylon and APU-60-1 launch rail he provides, along with the detail parts to make it more realistic, are for lack of words, perfect resin castings. Suddenly my SU was about to be complete...

Wash the parts with 409 or similar degreaser, let dry, and get busy.

I was able to remove all the parts from the resin pour stubs, attach the thruster pads and mount castings, superglue everything together and paint/detail wash the parts in about one and one-half hour of effort, most of which were waiting on the paint to dry.

Pylon and rail installed

Chris also provided "Aphid" missiles for the build, but I'm saving those for the Mig 23 review currently underway.... Of which more Zacotman parts will be reviewed at that time.

Let's just say everything Chris provided exceeded any ratings. Zactoman has his act together, and I can't rave enough about his products. Customer service #1; he had an issue that he was addressing out of pocket when I contacted him, and he STILL provided these to IPMS/USA and to me in less than two weeks. Thanks Chris for providing the review items!

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