A-7 Corsair II
A-7 Wheel Well & A-7D
Aires, 1/32 scale
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||Aires #2055 - A-7 Corsair II Wheel
Aires #2057 - A-7D Corsair II Cockpit Set
Aires #2053 - A-7E Seat
|Contents and Media:
||Aires #2027 - 33 resin parts and one
length of copper rod
Aires #2057 - 26 resin parts,
photo-etched and printed acetate (instruments)
Aires #2055 - Wheel Bays
Aires #2057 - Detail Set £16.70
Aires #2053 -
A-7E Seat £7.25
will all be available online from Hannants and hobby retailers worldwide
||Excellent detail; high quality casting;
simple parts breakdown; good donor kit; effective use of multi-media
by Brett Green
Aires' 1/32 scale A-7 Corsair II detail sets will available online from
Trumpeter's new 1/32 scale A-7D Corsair II kits are big kits that would
benefit from a little additional detail in some prominent areas.
Aires has answered the call with not one, but the two
brand new accessory sets to delight the superdetailer:
Aires #2055 - A-7 Corsair II Wheel Wells
Set Number 2055 comprises full replacement forward and main wheel
wells and undercarriage doors.
Detail is excellent, with most of the plumbing and other structural
details cast in place. Parte breakdown is quite simple, with a few kit
parts supplementing the additional separate resin parts to complete the
Minimal cutting is required for installation of this
Aires #2057 - A-7D Corsair II
Aires' A-7D cockpit set is a full replacement for the
Trumpeter kit's front office.
The focus of this set is a truly gorgeous cockpit tub
that is brimming with realistic textures, clever undercuts and excellent
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The remaining details include the seat, instrument
coaming, canopy frame and some smaller details. The retracted harness
and instrument panel are supplied as photo-etched parts. The set is
completed with printed acetate instruments.
A separate seat for the A-7E Corsair II is also available from Aires.
The parts in both sets are presented in grey coloured resin. Casting
is flawless in both examples.
I have noticed that, in Aires' latest generation of releases, detail
is crisper than ever before, casting blocks are generally less imposing
and parts breakdown is simpler (fewer parts with no compromise in
detail). These benefits are all apparent in these two new accessory sets
for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Corsair II.
It is almost inevitable that plenty of planning, thinning and
test-fitting will be required for both accessories, but if you are
prepared to spend the extra time on these essential tasks the process
will be more rewarding and the final result will be tidier. In common
with any major resin accessories, some previous experience will be
Both of Aires 1/32 scale sets will add significant detail to
Trumpeter's A-7 kits, and will be very obvious through the open canopy
and wheel well doors.
Highly Recommended to experienced modellers.
Thanks to Aires for the sample
accessories and conversions are available
online from Aires website
and in retail model shops worldwide
Review Copyright © 2006 by
Brett T. Green
This Page Created on 04 July, 2006
Last updated 04 July, 2006
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