Heinkel He 162 Detail Sets
Aires, 1/32 scale
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||Aires #2027 - Heinkel He 162 Cockpit
Set & Wheel Bay for Revell Kit
Aires #2033 - Heinkel He 162 Detail Set for Revell Kit
|Contents and Media:
||Aires #2027 - Resin,
photo-etched and printed acetate (instruments) for cockpit and wheel
Aires #2027 - Resin,
photo-etched and printed acetate (instruments) for cockpit, wheel bays,
three wheels and port side cannon bay..
Aires #2027 - Cockpit
Set & Wheel Bay £17.80
Aires #2033 - Detail Set £23.20 both available online from Hannants
||Well detailed; high quality casting;
simple engineering; worthwhile donor kit; effective use of multi-media
by Brett Green
Aires' 1/32 scale Heinkel He 162 detail sets will available online from
Revell's new 1/32 scale Heinkel He 162 is a terrific kit, but the
distinctive ejection seat is a little simple as supplied, and that
big wheel well is somewhat devoid of detail.
Aires has come to the rescue with not one, but the choice of two
detail sets to address these issues and more.
Set Number 2027 comprises a full replacement cockpit and wheel
bay. Set number 2033 also provides the cockpit and wheel bay but
also adds three resin wheels and a port-side gun bay.
Click the thumbnails below
to view larger images:
The resin parts are presented in grey coloured resin.
Detail is very good - the single resin part for the main gear bay is
especially noteworthy - and parts breakdown is quite straightforward.
The resin cockpit tubs, sidewalls and bulkhead are all noticeable improvements over the kit part.
Once the casting blocks are removed, the seat actually slides on
the rails, so you can paint the parts separately and install the
seat just before fitting the canopy if you wish.
The photoetched parts include the harness, instrument panel and
The wheels are subtly bulged and flattened, and will be a direct
replacement for the kit parts.
Either of Aires 1/32 scale Heinkel He 162 detail sets will spruce up
Volksjager quite nicely. You just have to decide if you want the
wheels and gun bay too!
Thanks to Aires for the sample
accessories and conversions are available
online from Aires website
and in retail model shops worldwide
Review Copyright © 2005 by
Brett T. Green
This Page Created on 17 November, 2005
Last updated 16 November, 2005
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