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Aires Roundup #1


Various detail sets

1/72, 1/48
& 1/32 scales



S u m m a r y

Details: Various detail sets
Scale: 1/72, 1/48 & 1/32
Contents and Media: See individual descriptions below
Review Type: QuickLook
Advantages: Well detailed; high quality casting; nice use of multi-media (where applicable); widely available
Disadvantages: Some cleanup and preparation of resin parts and kit parts likely

Reviewed by Brett Green

Aires' detail sets are available online from Squadron.com



Aires continues its prolific release schedule in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Here we take a quick look at some recent detail sets for scale model aircraft in various scales:


Scale Item Number Description Comments Image
(click to enlarge)
1/32 2020 Fw 190D Wheel Bay All resin with separate details
1/32 2025 Fw 190D Gun Bay Two wing root gun bays including 20mm cannon and separate detailed access hatches.
1/48 4191 F-16C Falcon Cockpit Resin and photo-etched cockpit. Separate PE harness for the seat
1/48 4194 F-16 Wheel Bay Simple breakdown and very nicely detailed. Includes gear doors.
1/48 4195 Beaufighter Wheel Bays Nicely detailed resin wheel bays including gear doors.
1/48 4198 Beaufighter Wheels High level of detail. Alternate tail wheel struts. Bulged and unflattened tail wheels both supplied for different tastes.
1/48 4201 AV-8B Harrier Wheel Bay All resin - includes forward and rear gear bays plus separate gear doors that may be positioned open. Suitable for US and UK variants.
1/48 4213 AV-8B Harrier II Cockpit Resin, photo-etched and acetate cockpit suitable for US variants.
1/48 4216 SJU-5/6 Ejection Seat for F-18, resin seat with photo-etched harness and details
1/48 4221 Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Late version suitable for F4F-4 Wildcat. Includes resin parts, plus photo-etch for the ignition harness and brass wire pushrods.
1/48 4224 Pratt & Whitney R-R-2800 Late Version Late version suitable for F4U-5/7, A-26, F8F, F7F.. Includes resin parts, plus photo-etch for the ignition harness and brass wire pushrods.
1/48 4230 F/A-18A Hornet Cockpit Resin, photo-etch and acetate. Includes hell-hole and canopy  details.
1/48 4231 RF-4B/C Phantom II Electronics Bay Resin (cream coloured and clear) and photo-etch. Includes interior detail.
1/48 4234 S-III-S Ejection Seat for AV-8B Resin seat with photo-etched harness and details.
1/48 4236 F/A-18 Hornet Radar Antenna Resin and photo-etched details for interior of kit nose.
1/72 7038 Bristol Beaufighter Cockpit Set Well detailed resin supplemented with photo-etched and acetate instruments.
1/72 7104 Daimler Benz DB601E/N Suitable for Bf 109E/F and early Bf 110. Resin and Photo-etched parts. Does not include engine mounts.
1/72 7110 F-8E Crusader Cockpit Set Well detailed resin supplemented with photo-etch.
1/72 7111 F-8E Crusader Exhaust Nozzle Resin and photo-etched parts for Academy
1/72 7113 F-15E Strike Eagle Exhaust Nozzles Resin and photo-etched parts for Hasegawa
1/72 7114 F-104 Starfighter Exhaust Nozzle Resin and photo-etched parts for Hasegawa
1/72 7115 MB Mk.F7 for F-8 Crusader Resin and Photo-etched parts.


Thanks to Aires for the review samples

Aires accessories and conversions are available online from Aires website
and in retail model shops worldwide

QuickLook Copyright 2004 by Brett T. Green
This Page Created on 25 November, 2004
Last updated 25 November, 2004

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