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Aires Roundup #12
1/32 Scale Accessories 

July 2009

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Aires 2089 - MB Mk.7 Ejection Seat for F-8 Crusader
Aires 2096 - F-8 Crusader Wheel Bays
Aires 2099 - F-14B/D Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles for Tamiya
Aires 2101 - F-15K Slam Eagle Nozzles for Tamiya

all available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; improved detail compared to kit parts
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: A nice addition to a range of kits for experienced modellers

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


Aires continues its prolific release schedule with a number of recent releases in 1/32 scales.

Casting quality of all four sets is perfect.

Aires 2089 - MB Mk.7 Ejection Seat for F-8 Crusader

 

 

This is an attractive and well-detailed replacements for the kit seat in Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F-8 Crusader. The basic seat and cushions are supplied in one piece , while harness details are offered on a photo-etched fret.


Aires 2096 - F-8 Crusader Wheel Bays

 

 

This is a complete replacement for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F-8 Crusader front and main wheel bays. 20 parts in grey and cream coloured resin are included.

 

 

The main wheel bay is a work of art, with gorgeous detail and very clever undercuts. The bays are supplemented with smaller resin parts. There are no photo-etched parts supplied in this release, but the set certainly does not suffer for their absence.



Aires 2099 - F-14B/D Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles for Tamiya

 

 

Ten parts in resin are supplemented with two photo-etched burner faces to replace the exhaust nozzles in Tamiya's big 1/48 scale Tomcat. These parts are suitable for the F-14B and D versions. Note that the box top incorrectly refers to the parts being for the F-14B/C.

 

 

The nozzles are very prominent on the F-14 in this large scale, so Aires' beautifully detailed replacements will be well worthwhile.



Aires 2101 - F-15K Slam Eagle Nozzles for Tamiya

 

 

Aires new 1/32 scale F-15K Slam Eagle Exhaust Nozzes will be suitable as the basis for a conversion of Tamiya's F-15E Strike Eagle.

 

 

The detail and casting of these parts are just as good as the aforementioned Tomcat and the parts breakdown is similar, so Air Force fans can join the fun too!

All Recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 18 August, 2009
Last updated 18 August, 2009

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