Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Exterior Details for the Revell Fw 109A-8/R11

Published: February 3rd, 2019     
Exterior Details for the Revell Fw 109A-8/R11
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

Thank you to the Eduard Company for sending this detail set for review, it is always a pleasure to see what your new products bring to the scale modeling world. Thank you also to the IPMS Reviewer Corps staff members who do the hard work in getting us modeling products to review, the reviews posted, and the news spread to the world.

MiG-21MF Interceptor Cockpit

Published: February 2nd, 2019     
MiG-21MF Interceptor Cockpit
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard

Last summer Eduard released its much anticipated MiG-21MF kit in 1/72 scale. The initial release represents aircraft manufactured at the Gorky factory. In conjunction with the release of this kit, Eduard also released a separate resin cockpit set for these late model MiG-21MFs.

The set includes nine resin parts, a color photo-etch fret and an acetate sheet with 2 heads-up screens and is intended as a complete replacement for the kit cockpit and ejection seat. As you would expect with Eduard, the resin parts are beautifully cast with exquisite detail and the detail on the photo-etch set is crisp and sharp.

KTO Rosomak Smoke Grenade Launcher

Published: February 1st, 2019     
KTO Rosomak Smoke Grenade Launcher
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Scale: 1/35
Company: Master Model

The KTO Rosomak is a Polish 8x8 wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle. This smoke grenade launcher upgrade set is made for the IBG Models KTP Rosomak Polish APC - "The Green Devil", kit number 35032 and for kit number 35033, the basic Polish APC. It is designed to be used with any Rosomak that have the 30mm turret.

This aftermarket kit consists of a resin plate, six brass launcher tubes, two types of resin tube covers and five very small brass rivets. The kit is very well packed in clear plastic bubble pack that is stapled to a backing card. There is a one-page instruction sheet that is inside this backing card. The parts are housed in cutouts in the foam backing, so they are very well secured and easy to see while still packaged.

LVG C.VI Landing Gear (WW)

Published: February 1st, 2019     
LVG C.VI Landing Gear (WW)
Reviewed by: Eric Syverson, IPMS# 50324
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This is the Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) white metal landing gear replacement option for the Wingnut Wings 1/32 LVG C.VI kit. If you have built in 1/32 scale you have probably wondered at some point if kit provided plastic landing gear will adequately support the model's weight. These SAC items are primarily intended to address strength concerns but there are two other major advantages to using their white metal landing gear: First, it is possible to very slightly bend the strut pieces and attached wheels into perfect alignment once installed - to fine tune your alignment after gluing. With plastic, "once glued you're screwed" so to speak. A second advantage of SAC landing gear is that oleos in white metal (although not applicable for this set) can be fine sanded to a very shiny and realistic finish - so no fiddling with bare metal foil or painting is necessary for SAC oleos.

Observations

These LVG C.VI landing gear pieces match very closely the kit molds. Cleanup is minimal.

I-16 Type 24/28 Landing Gear (ICM/Rev/Has)

Published: February 1st, 2019     
I-16 Type 24/28 Landing Gear (ICM/Rev/Has)
Reviewed by: Eric Syverson, IPMS# 50324
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This is the Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) white metal landing gear replacement option for the 1/32 I-16 type 24/28 (ICM/Rev/Has) kits. If you have built in 1/32 scale you may have wondered at some point if the kit provided plastic landing gear will adequately support the model's weight. These SAC items are primarily intended to address strength concerns, but there are two other advantages to using white metal landing gear: You can very slightly bend the main strut into perfect alignment once installed, and oleos (if applicable) can be fine sanded to a very shiny and realistic finish - no need for applying bare metal foil or painting oleos if you're working with white metal.

Observations

These I-16 landing gear pieces match very closely the kit molds. Clean up is minimal.