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Mig-29 Fulcrum Exhaust Nozzles

1/48 scale for Academy





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Catalogue Number and Description Aires Hobby Models 4189 - Mig-29 Fulcrum Exhaust Nozzles
Price: USD$25.97 from Squadron
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See text below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail and casting; well packaged; clear line for removal of casting block
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

Aires 1/48 scale Mig-29 Burner Cans are available online from Squadron.com




4189 is the latest addition to the ever expanding range of resin exhaust cans from Aires Hobby Models.

The set consists of six resin parts and two etched metal ones that represent the rear faces of the engines. The exhaust parts are cast in the light tan coloured resin that we are used to seeing from Airies. The casting is superb and jam-packed with crisp detail. The trailing edges of the cans are beautifully done with the edges being of even thickness and they are so thin that they are translucent. All of the resin parts are without fault. There are no miscasts, pinholes or flash perfect! The people at Airies have done us a favour too as they have cast a clearly defined line between the part and the casting block itself to make the removal task a cinch.

The instruction sheet is small and contains simple drawings to assist you with the construction. No painting guide is provided apart from the photograph of the completed cans on the box top.


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Aires really seem to have got packaging down pat. The resin parts are tightly packed into a ziploc bag which is then wrapped in bubble wrap. The etched metal parts are contained in a separate plastic bag along with a stiff cardboard backing so that they can't be bent. The card and the bubble wrapped resin parts are packed into a stiff cardboard box which is then shrink wrapped!

Nice stuff from Aires. The set has been designed for use with the Academy kit which it will certainly enhance.


Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 28 May, 2004
Last updated 27 May, 2004

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