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Review Author
Michael Novosad
Published on
June 12, 2016
Company
Scale Aircraft Conversions
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$18.95

I must confess that I have been somewhat intrigued by the idea of using metal landing gear on my aircraft models for sometime now, but have just never followed through with a purchase. I initially felt the only time metal gear would be truly advantageous with a model that has spindly legs (like the F-105 Thunderchief) or if a particular model is quite heavy with the addition of resin parts or a good deal of nose weight. I am convinced those are the best reasons. However, I am open-minded on the issue.

When I had the opportunity to review a set of the SAC landing gear for the 1/48th scale Kinetic AMX I had to give it a go.

Contents Description

The parts are packaged in a clear blister pack and have no instructions. Many of the parts are cast as part of a metal sprue and will require cutting with side cutters or a fine saw to remove the metal parts.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
June 12, 2016
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$14.95

This is a great Photo Etch set for the Kinetic Sea Harrier FRS.1Kit cockpit. This set adds a lot of extra detail to the cockpit of the kit and makes a great kit even better.

The photo etch parts are for the:

  • Cockpit side panels
  • Instrument panel and various control details
  • Seat belts
  • HUD parts

In the packet is:

  • 1 colored photoetch sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet

Summary

This is yet another great Photo etch set. Is a must for the Kinetic Kit as it makes it into a great model with all additional interior details for this aircraft. I would suggest that if would be worth consider the large interior set product number 49769 as you get a lot more detail parts for a small premium in cost but well worth it.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

Book Author(s)
Mike Rinaldi
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
June 12, 2016
Company
Rinaldi Studio Press
MSRP
$49.00

This is the third edition of Michael Rinaldi’s first book on modeling techniques. It has been expanded from 208 pages in the first edition and 224 pages in the second edition to a whopping 288 pages of glossy, high grade paper. This 64 page increase over the second edition includes three additional chapters, two by Michael Rinaldi, and one by Lester Plaskitt. The chapter on figure painting by Marijn van Gils is no longer included, but figure modeling by Lester Plaskitt to go along with his Sd.Kfz 251/22 Drilling is included. This edition is touting a “Lay-Flat binding” that works quite well, allowing you to open to a particular section and have the book stay open, ‘flat’ as it were.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
June 12, 2016
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$9.95

This is a mask set for the Kinetic Sea Harrier FRS.1Kit. This set helps you save time masking the canopy by providing all you need pre-cut masks.

In the packet is:

  • 1 precut masking sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet

The masks are for the front windscreen, main canopy and the wheel hubs.

Summary

This is very good and time saving when it comes to masking which is perfect for this kit and really helps.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
June 12, 2016
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$19.95

This is a great photoetch set for the Kinetic Sea Harrier FRS.1 kit. This set adds a lot of extra detail to the exterior and makes it look even better.

The photoetch parts are for the:

  • Wing details
  • Landing gear details
  • Various grilles
  • Landing gear bay details
  • Wing pylon details

In the Packet is:

  • 1 photoetch sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet

Summary

This is great photoetch set to bring a lot of additional details to this very good kit.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.