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Review Author
Charles Landrum
Published on
Company
Aires Hobby Models
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$20.00

Aires has continued in its release of enhancements for the family of Trumpeter MiG-23 kits. Here is a look at what is now available for the cockpit. The first set, a multimedia KM-1 Ejection seat can be used not only for the MiG-23 but also the MiG-21. The other two sets are each unique to a specific variant of the MiG-23, the ML and the MF. Each of these sets is up to the standard that we expect from Aires.

Review Author
John Lyons
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$24.95

This kit comes with 12 pieces to upgrade the interior of your StuG.III F/8. The parts replace the 3 Dragon-supplied radio parts with highly detailed color face plates and radio boxes. It also comes with 2 headphones (a very nice addition) that have been pre-painted in black.

Can’t wait to build my StuG.III, the parts are going to look great.

I highly recommend this upgrade kit to all detail nuts like me (but still not a bolt counter).

I would like to thank Eduard and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to conduct this review.

Review Author
John Lyons
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$29.95

This upgrade PE kit comes with 2 sheets totaling over 100 pieces (part 99 has 12 pieces to it).

The first sheet has parts 1-50. This sheet has most of the ammo box details. You also get a set of mud flap enhancements.

The second sheet, parts 51-100, has most of the small interior enhancements for the tool mounts, mp5 gun mounts, tool and ammo box handles and latches, along with various enhancements such as corner plates and locks (part 92) for the boxes. You even get a set of 4 PE chains (part 55).

You can’t go wrong with this very detailed upgrade kit for your StuG.III F/8. Also see my review for the StuG.III Ausf.F/8 Interior Radio PE set – the two really go well together.

I highly recommend this upgrade kit to all detail lovers.

I would like to thank Eduard and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to conduct this review.

Review Author
John Lyons
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$32.95

Eduard has put together another nice PE kit. This kit comes with two PE sheets with a total of 77 parts.

The first sheet has parts 1 to 36 for the cockpit control panels, foot pedals and seat belts. Each part has been pre-painted and has self-adhesive glue on the back. The etchings look sharp and the colors are correct for the scale.

The second sheet has parts 37 to 77 that include the armor plating and side wall details, along with some of the small control handles and interior details. Altogether, the two sheets replace most of the interior of the cockpit with PE.

Got to say, I wish I had this kit when I made my 109 a few months ago, it would have been a very nice upgrade. So I guess I have to build another one to take advantage of these items.

Highly recommend it to all detail lovers! This kit will bring a smile to your face when see the details on your finished masterpiece.

Review Author
John Lyons
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$22.95

This is a very nice PE set; it has 25 parts on the tree to enhance the cockpit of your 109E-1/E-3. The control panel and seatbelts are pre-painted. The details on the control dials are aligned and have the correct color.

This would be a great upgrade to the Eduard Bf-109E-1/E-3 weekend kit.

I would like to thank Eduard and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to conduct this review.