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1/32 Multimedia Superdetailing Set


Contact Résine

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Scale: 1/32
Price: approx. USD$64.90
Contents and Media: 13 parts in pale cream resin; 3 photo-etched frets; 1 printed sheet (for instruments); self adhesive masking for kit canopy (interior and exterior).
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautifully mastered; high quality casting; excellent fine detail; comprehensive workover for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale MiG-3; relatively simple; effective use of different media; useful detailing additions and corrections.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Contact Résine latest super detailing set continues their commitment to large scale modelling with an ambitious release destined for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale MiG-3.

This set comprises 13 parts in pale yellow coloured resin, three large photo-etched frets, printed instruments and a masking sheet for the kit canopy.



The resin parts are cast with gorgeous detail. The cockpit includes sidewalls with the bulk of detail already cast in place, a seat with a convincingly presented backrest cushion and shoulder harness in place, and an appropriately busy rear deck. The other resin parts reflect this very high standard. Fabric detail on the control surfaces is excellent; and the wheels are a great improvement over the kit parts.

A new spinner plus corrected propeller blades are also supplied.



The three photo etched frets are large and packed with detail. Photo etched parts include the multi-layer instrument panel, radiator vents and grilles, gear doors, rudder pedals, some lap harness details, main gear oleo scissors, replacement undercarriage doors, radiator face and exit details; plus a very intricate set of flaps which includes full structural detail for the inside trailing edge of the upper wings too.

Where appropriate, the external detail includes fine lines of recessed rivets. These are very subtly rendered and should look great with careful painting and weathering.

Instrument dials are supplied as full colour decals to be sandwiched between the layers of the brass instrument panel.

The final thoughtful touch is the inclusion of a self-adhesive painting mask for the kit canopy. This sheet includes masks for the outside and the inside of the canopy, permitting the most realistic possible painting in this large scale.

Instructions are supplied on four sides of A4 paper, using mutli-colour CAD drawings and brief text in both French and English. The instructions are quite straightforward, as is the overall design and parts breakdown of this impressive detail set.





Trumpeter's 1/32 scale MiG-3 is one of the best releases to date from this Chinese manufacturer, but Contact Résine's multimedia superdetailing set will transform the plastic into a real masterpiece.

Detail is superb, construction does not look difficult, casting is world class and the set addresses several noticeable shortcomings of the donor kit.

If you are planning to build Trumpeter's 1/32 scale MiG-3, you really should consider Contact Résine's multimedia superdetailing set.


Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Design & Marketing Int'l ® for the sample

Contact Résine accessories may be seen on their website

Contact Résine's American distributor is :

Design & Marketing Int'l ®
Design, Manufacturing & e-commerce of Precision Plastic Scale Models

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77042-3960
Tel: (281).491.5108/Fax: (281).491.0381
E-Mail: pr.model32@earthlink.net


Contact Résine's European Distributor is :

Chemin de l' Oiselalet
cedex 4
51 55 8 Europort de Vatry
Fax : 00.(33).(0) 326 543 782


Review Text and Images Copyright © 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 November, 2005
Last updated 23 November, 2005

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