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Aires
1/72 Scale Accessory Roundup

 

 

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price 7157 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3 Cockpit Set
7159 - German 7.92mm gun MG 17
7160 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzle - closed
7160 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzle - open

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; improved detail compared to kit parts
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 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 straightforward to assemble:

7157 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3 Cockpit Set

Aires turns its attention to Tamiya's 1/72 scale Fw 190 A-3 with this new small-scale cockpit set. The five resin parts comprise a new cockpit tub with side consoles cast in place, a replacement seat, gunsight, pilot's head armour plating and control column. The set is further enhanced with a small photo-etched fret supplying harness, instrument panel, instrument coaming and other tiny details. A printed acetate sheet of instruments rounds out this small but perfectly formed detail set.

 

 

See the top of the page for an image of the resin parts.



7159 - German 7.92mm gun MG 17

 

 

Four complete and beautifully detailed MG 17 machine guns for use in a wide variety of Luftwaffe models.



7160 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzle - closed
7161 - JAS-39A/B Gripen Exhaust Nozzle - open

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

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

All Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 01 January, 2007
Last updated 31 December, 2006

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