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Mil Mi-24D Hind Cockpit

 

Pavla, 1/48 scale

 

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Catalogue Number and Description Pavla C48008 - Mil Mi-24D Hind Cockpit
Price: GBP15.99 available online from Hannants
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Nine parts in yellow resin; one vacform part
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Exceptional detail and casting; should be easy to install
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Moulded in pale yellow resin, Pavla has captured in 1/48 scale all of the chunky detail of the very busy Hind cockpit.

There are 17 resin parts that go together to complete the set that has been specifically designed for the 1/48 scale Monogram and Mini Hobby Models Kits. I have seen some photographs of the cockpit and in typical Russian style for that period the cockpit is very agricultural by western standards. The switches, console panels and instrument panels have been captured and would look great highlighted with a wash to enhance the detail.

Assembly of the cockpit is very straightforward with no apparent modification required of the kit plastic to allow the new cockpit to fit. The cockpit tub is made up of one big chunk of resin. Into this go some nicely moulded parts such as the instrument panels, control column, levers, electronics boxes, fire extinguisher and some levers and switches. The remaining parts are the seats and a fan. The fan is provided to replace the kit part and is fitted to the inside of the canopy. The two seats have the seat harness mould on to the seats to complete the detail. Each harness is made up of 10 separate parts and will look superb when complete. The instructions are easy to follow with exceptional graphic detail.

The cockpit colour guide is comprehensive and provides the Humbrol and Agama colour numbers. Overall this is a vast improvement on the simplified kit detail provided in the kit, and an excellent addition to increase the detail in a highly visible area.

Highly Recommended even for beginner modellers as no modification of the kit is required. .

Thanks to Pavla for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 29 June, 2006
Last updated 29 June, 2006

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