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Catalogue Number and Description
Models 2030 Su-27 Flanker B Wheel Wells
Export available from Hannants on line
Contents and Media:
||Seven resin parts
easy to use, and readily available as well as accurate.
||Let me know
when you find some!
|| Highly Recommended
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At a first very casual glance there doesn't
appear to be a great deal of improvement over the kit parts but a close
look immediately makes one realise just how good these are. Armed with
all of the reference photos I have available to me, I closely compared
the kit parts and their Aires counterparts with the real thing. The
Aires sets are as close to the real thing as it gets. Real close. In
fact with the quality of all of the Aires sets for the Flanker I may
seem like a unabashed promoter of all things Aires, and I take no shame
in openly admitting it.
part (left) with Trumpeter kit part
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I am a firm fan of the products they have
released for the Su-27 and from now on I will not consider another resin
detailing set until I have seen the Aires version if they are doing one.
All of the plumbing in the wells has been
painstakingly reproduced and the accurate depiction of the different
textures of the conduit insulation is a marvel. The larger parts are
direct replacements for the kit parts and look like they will fit with
very little effort.
I was very impressed wit the fact that the
wells themselves have the walls already attached and will basically only
need to be stuck into place on the kit. The same is the case for the
nose wheel well, which will only need to be cut from itís casting block
and fixed into position.
Short but Sweet
As is the case with the Nozzles set I
recently reviewed, this will be a photographic intense review with not a
great deal of text, as it isn't really necessary. Those who are familiar
with the Flanker can see easily from the photographs how accurate this
detailing set is and if you are unfamiliar with Flankers you wouldn't
know the difference any ways.
Itís like Deja-vu all over again, but this
set comes highly recommended by me. For £12.50 they aren't the cheapest
resin set you will find, although I think the honeymoon with cheap Czech
kits is over with their recent inflation in order to raise the standard
of living and salaries to keep in line with the rest of the EU...er,..
well,.. there not so cheap anymore. However, the price is very
reasonable compared to other manufacturers prices, and the quality is
This set is available from most reputable stockists.
Mine came courtesy of David Hannant, to whom I am grateful - very
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