Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

Rivets - Single line 1.60x0.25 (Raised) 1/32

Published: November 27th, 2019     
Rivets - Single line 1.60x0.25 (Raised) 1/32
Reviewed by: David Horn, IPMS# 44962
Scale: 1/32
Company: HGW Models

Rivets on models have been limited to just two choices, "positive" (raised) and "negative" (embossed) styles, that is if they are represented at all. They both have their advantages and disadvantages but nearly all builds you will need to add rivet detail. In nearly all cases, the method to add rivet detail is to emboss or dimple the surface which is complete opposite of what the rivet looks like in real life. If your approach is to represent a raised rivet, adding raised features can be a challenge. HGW Models now offers an ingenious method to add reality to rivets but note that is will take a little practice to get the right effect.

Hauler U.S Field Safe 1/48 48394

Published: November 26th, 2019     
Hauler U.S Field Safe 1/48 48394
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Hauler

Hauler has provided another addition to the great diorama releases. This is a 1/48 scale U.S. Army field safe from WWII.

Included is:

  • three resin parts
  • photoetch sheet
  • instruction sheet

The detail quality is great; The parts are very delicate parts that need careful removal from the resign bases.

The assembly is quick and easy. Please be careful with the photoetch interior parts as they need to be assembled as tightly as possible to slide into the safe opening.

The final part is painting.

Thanks go to Hualer for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

Hauler –Safe 1/48 48391

Published: November 24th, 2019     
Hauler –Safe 1/48 48391
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Hauler

Hauler has provided another addition to the great Diorama releases. This is a 1/48 Scale U.S. Safe from Pre - WWII period.

Included is:

  • 13 resin parts
  • photoetch sheet
  • small decal sheet
  • instruction sheet

The detail quality is great; The parts are very delicate parts that need careful removal from the resign bases. I did manage to lose the small resin safe handle. So I had to make one myself

The Assembly is quick and easy.

Please be careful with the Photo etch interior parts as they need to be assembled as tightly as possible to slide into the safe opening.

Next is the painting then adding the decals. The Decals did tend to roll up and were hard to place due to this. The addition of the gold bars were a nice touch.

Thanks go to Hauler for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

Revell 1/32 Fw 190A-8 Photoetch Set

Published: November 19th, 2019     
Revell 1/32 Fw 190A-8 Photoetch Set
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

Eduard Models has released a PE set to spruce up your Revell Fw-190A-8.

Typical of the Zoom line, this set consists of one fret, focused on the instrument panel and a few other cockpit details.

The instrument panel fret is pre-painted and would look very good with an open canopy. It will certainly enhance the looks of your Fw-190. The fret also includes all kind of switches, levers, oxygen regulator and rudder pedals.

Please note that this set does not include seatbelts. You can get them on the sets 33227 and 33179 (steel version, which are very nice to work with).

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 Eduard Models and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

Shafrir 2

Published: November 18th, 2019     
Shafrir 2
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

Eduard continues to expand its Brassin line, this time with the release of the Shafrir 2 missile in 1/48 scale. These Israeli-built missiles have seen widespread service with the IDF, plus it has been exported to many countries in Latin America (I know of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and perhaps other countries as well).

I have to say that I like the new packaging of the Brassin detail sets. Now they are released in a clear plastic hard blister instead of a thin cardboard box. This new packaging protects delicate resin parts from being bent in transport.

This set provides you with two missile bodies, 8 fins, 2 pylon racks, clear resin for the IR sensor plus resin and photoetch parts for the sensor cover. Also a small decal sheet is provided.

Resin parts are beautifully casted and no seams or mold lines are to be found anywhere, as you expect nowadays from any Eduard release. All resin parts are connected to the casting blocks by very thin connectors that can be easily removed with the back of an X-11 knife blade.