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Hawker Hunter Cockpit

 

True Details, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 49007
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 11 Pieces in cream coloured resin, small sheet of instructions with painting directions.
Price: USD$10.96 Available from Squadron Mail Order.
Review Type: Accessory review
Advantages: Flawless castings with excellent fine details.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Dale Smith


True Details' 1/48 scale Hawker Hunter cockpit is available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

True Details continues to re-release ex 'KMC' cockpit update sets. The subject on this occasion is the Hawker Hunter F.6 by Academy in 1/48 scale.

This set is the ex-KMC set 48-6016.

Supplied in the well known True Details packaging are 11 pieces in a light cream resin. The parts that are supplied include:

  • Cockpit Tub.

  • Ejection Seat.

  • Ejection rail as fitted to the cockpit rear bulkhead.

  • Ejection Rail supports.

  • Starboard side cockpit sidewall detail ( Separate casting.)

  • Replacement Control column and a separate more detailed hand grip.

  • New Throttle Grip.

  • An additional detail casting that fits on the top of one of the Ejection Rail support castings.

As we have come to expect from this manufacturer all of the parts are well cast with excellent detail reproduction and no air bubbles or casting deformities. Casting blocks are minimal and there should be no problems in removing any of the parts. The smaller detail parts will be able to be removed safely with an exacto knife.

I do not have an Academy Hunter F.6 in my kits but I do have an F.9 version by the same manufacturer that is identical in the cockpit area that I was able to dry fit the cockpit tub to, and found that the modeler will have little problem with these parts and fitting during construction.

The set comes with a small set of instructions that give basic assembly instructions and painting colour notes for nearly all the parts. No FS references of equivalents are given but the modeler should be able to work these out from his/her own references.

 

 

Conclusion

 

In summary, this is another welcome re-release of the ex-'KMC' sets. Detail is excellent and with some careful painting should dress up the Academy kit nicely.

Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample


Review Text and Images Copyright 2005 by Dale Smith
Page Created 02 February, 2005
Last updated 02 February, 2005

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