Engine and Cowl Set
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||3 pieces in caramel coloured resin
||Big improvement over Frog (and
Frog-derived) kit engine, cowl and propeller; high quality;
excellent detail; good fit; minimal preparation.
||Will not fit Special Hobby kit -
only for Frog derived brands
|| Recommended for anyone
building a Frog/Novo/Eastern Express/Revell Vengeance
by Brett Green
Pete’s Hangar continues its quest to improve the old 1/72 scale
Frog/Novo/Eastern Express/Revell Vultee Vengeance with a new engine, cowl and
propeller set in resin and white metal. This set joins the excellent multimedia
cockpit offered by the same company for the 1/72 scale Vengeance, reviewed
earlier on HyperScale.
This simple set comprises just three parts – a cowl and engine in caramel
coloured resin, and a white metal propeller assembly. All the parts are
perfectly formed in my sample.
The engine is beautifully detailed. The sides have been slightly flattened to ensure that it fits
in the cowl. This seems to be a good compromise – losing a little detail in
areas that will never be seen in order to save the modeller trouble when
actually fitting the engine.
The cowl is similarly simple. It is a one-piece assembly with a keyed groove to
ensure correct alignment of the engine.
The 12’ prop is produced to the correct scale and the profile of the blades look
good. The propeller assembly is also available separately for either the
Vengeance or 1/72 scale DC-3 kits.
In fact, all three parts are ready to use with virtually no preparation. The
engine part on my sample slotted accurately into the engine cowl, and there are
no nasty casting blocks to remove from the resin or the white metal.
Please note that, even though the engine and the cowl intake areas are better
detailed than the recent Special Hobby kit parts, the cross section of the rear
of the resin cowl and the Special Hobby fuselage are wildly different. This
accessory is only applicable to the Frog kit and its descendants.
Recommended for anyone building the Frog/Novo Vengeance.
Thanks to Peter
from Pete's Hangar/Aussie Decals for the review sample.
Inquiries may be
made directly to Pete's
Hangar's email address
Pete's Hangar products are
available at hobby shops & retailers
Review Copyright © 2003 by Brett
This Page Created on 08 April, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003
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