Beautifully moulded in pale grey resin Aires has
captured in 1/72 scale all of the fine detail that they put into their
1/48 scale F-16 Falcon Undercarriage Bays set.
14 resin parts complete the set that has been specifically designed for
the 1/72 scale Hasegawa F-16 family.
Assembly is very straight forward with some minor removal some of the
kit plastic to allow the resin main wheel bay. Even a novice modeller
could use this detail set.
On opening the kit all that I could think was wow! The detail is
incredible for 1/72 scale. Comparing the 2 wheel bays with reference
photographs there appears to be little detail missing. All of the
intricate hydraulic pipes and electrical harness have been faithfully
reproduced and would look great highlighted with a wash to capture the
The kit undercarriage doors are no comparison to those supplied by
The remaining parts are the gear actuators and control arms and these
surpass any detail that has ever been supplied in a kit.
The nose gear has to be simply modified to mount onto the corrected
Overall, Aires 1/72 scale F-16 Undercarriage Bays set is a vast
improvement on the simplified, or should I say non-existent, kit detail.
Thanks to Aires for the review sample
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