Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

AIM-120C AMRAAM Missile

Published: July 7th, 2019     
AIM-120C AMRAAM Missile
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

Eduard's latest addition to the Brassin line of resin aftermarket pieces for 1/32 scale jet aircraft is a set of two AIM-120C AMRAAM medium-range missile. The C version of this missile started making operational use in 1996. That means this missile is appropriate for jets past 1996. It featured extended range and homing improvements over the A/B version. Each box contains parts for two missiles with the option of making a training or tactical version. Inside the package, you'll find 26 pieces of perfectly cast resin with options of two different heads and two different motor sections. There are also decals included for both versions.

So, first decision- tactical or training. Use the following parts for the one you choose:

AIM-120A/B AMRAAM Missile

Published: July 4th, 2019     
AIM-120A/B AMRAAM Missile
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard

Eduard's latest addition to the Brassin line of resin aftermarket pieces for 1/32 scale jet aircraft is a set of two AIM-120A/B AMRAAM medium range missile. Each box contains parts for two missiles with the option of making a training or tactical version. Inside the package, you'll find 26 pieces of perfectly cast resin with options of two different heads and two different motor sections. There are also decals included for both versions.

So, first decision: tactical or trainings. Use the following parts for the one you choose:

Tempest Mk. V Photoetch Set

Published: July 4th, 2019     
Tempest Mk. V Photoetch Set
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

EVEN more THANKS VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia!

When I received the box , I knew what I was getting. The review will be four separate tomes to cover the Over tree kit, the wheel set, and the over tree stencil decal set.

Tempest Mk. V Wheels Early

Published: July 4th, 2019     
Tempest Mk. V Wheels Early
Reviewed by: Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard

EVEN more THANKS VERY MUCH to our friends at Eduard in Czechoslovakia!, and Phil and John in the specialized shipping to reviewers business.

This review is for the resin wheel and tire assembly (plus masks) designed for the early version of the Tempest V. Superb detail, Manufacturer info on the tire wall, inflation stem peeking out from one of the cooling vents, and detail on the brake cover plate on the back. Follow my instructions for success: (BTW, I cleaned off the wheels with Blech white to remove any mold release, and used Duplicolor(r) brand flat black primer in a large spray can; this ensured I had NO problem with paint adhesion over resin).

US Navy Aircraft Wheel Chocks

Published: July 4th, 2019     
US Navy Aircraft Wheel Chocks
Reviewed by: Jim Pearsall, IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1/144
Company: Brengun

This is one of those little "add-ons" that make your carrier deck look real. The US Navy has always been very careful about parking their airplanes on the deck, and keeping them there. It's considered "not good" when the deck pitches and a plane slides into the plane next to it, or even "more not good" if it slides off the deck into the water. Tying the plane down works, but the chocks certainly help, especially when you're moving the plane.

The Kit

The package contains 4 chocks, each on its own pour sprue. There are two parts to each chock. One of the parts has a rod attached to the chock block. The other part has a hole the rod goes through to allow the chock to be adjusted to fit the wheel.

You get two sets of two chocks in the package.

Preparation

The chock part with the rod comes off the sprue fairly easily. The chock is fine, but the rod is pretty fragile. I broke two of the 4 during this part of the build. I could see that if I just glued the rod together, probably with CA, it would have a spot which the other chock part (the one with the hole) wouldn't slide past it.