Beautifully moulded in pale grey resin, Aires has
captured all of the detail that is present when the F16 Radar nose cone
is swung open for maintenance.
There are 6 parts that go together to complete the set that has been
specifically designed for the 1/72 scale Hasegawa F16 family. Assembly
is not very complex but some thinning of the kit plastic will be
required to allow the radar bulkhead to fit inside the nose area. Also
the nose cone needs to be thinned down to accept the detail for inside
the nose cone.
The detail on the radar bulkhead is incredible for 1/72 scale. The radar
spindle mount is incredible, while the radar antennae mount captures the
detail faithfully. The radar antennae mount is glued onto the etched
metal antennae. The etched metal antennae detail is very fine and, on
comparing to reference photographs seems to be incredibly accurate.
Not normally being a modeller who likes to open panels and radars, this
detail set has me looking sideways at my two completed Hasegawa F-16s
with a view to careful removing the nose cone and install the resin and
Thanks to Aires for the review sample
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Page Created 14 September, 2005
Last updated 15 September, 2005
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