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Aires
1/72 & 1/48 Accessory Roundup

 

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price 1/72 scale
7153 - A-26 Invader Wheels and Paint Masks
7162 - Junkers Ju 88 Wheels

1/48 scale
4299 - Fw 200 Condor Wheels and Paint Masks
4308 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzles - Closed
4309 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzles - Opened
4316 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 Wheels

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; simple assembly; minimal preparation
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


Airs continues its prolific release schedule with a number of recent releases in 1/72 and 1/48 scales.

All the sets are perfectly cast in grey resin, with minimal cleanup required. Each set has been designed with a minimum of parts, and should be very straightforward to assemble:

 

 

1/72 Scale

 

7153 - A-26 Invader Wheels and Paint Masks

Two main wheels and one nose wheel, subtly bulged and flattened, with self-adhesive painting masks.

 

 

These wheels are designed for Italeri's Invader kits.


7162 - Junkers Ju 88 Wheels

Right on time for Hasegawa's new 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 88.

 

 

The set comprises two main wheels and one tail wheel, subtly bulged and flattened, plus painting masks.

 

 

1/48 Scale

 

4299 - Fw 200 Condor Wheels and Paint Masks

These wheels are designed for Trumpeter's recent 1/48 scale Fw 200 Condor kit.

 

 

The set comprises two main wheels and one tail wheel, subtly bulged and flattened, plus painting masks.


4308 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzles - Closed

This simple yet beautifully detailed set comprises four resin parts and one small photo-etched fret to depict a closed jet nozzle for the JAS-39A/B Gripen.

 

 

This is designed for the Italeri 1/48 scale kits.


4309 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzles - Opened

This simple yet beautifully detailed set comprises four resin parts and one small photo-etched fret to depict an open jet nozzle for the JAS-39A/B Gripen.

This is designed for the Italeri 1/48 scale kits.

See the title image to view the contents of this set.


4316 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 Wheels

These wheels are designed for Tamiya's 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-8 kit.

 

 

The set comprises two main wheels, subtly bulged and flattened, plus painting masks.

All Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 07 November, 2006
Last updated 06 November, 2006

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