Cockpit Details Set – Levers, Handles, Switches

Published on
June 13, 2013
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.50
Product / Stock #
PE48 DET
Parts Package

Airscale has been producing some excellent aftermarket items, such as aircraft instrument decals. Until now, you had to punch them out and add them to the kit instrument panel. What if you wanted to build your own instrument panel? Well, until now you had out-of-production Waldron bezels, and that was pretty much it. Airscale now offers you some options…lots of options.

On a single brass photo etch fret is a plethora of levers, handles, and switches. There are actually 72 photo etch pieces. Some of these details will require you to fold them over. Many of the items are for WWII aircraft, but they can be easily adapted to later aircraft.

The instructions are on a two-sided full-color piece of card stock. One side contains the parts breakdown of the fret. The parts are in rows with letters assigned for the individual parts. The key at the bottom of the page will aid the modeler to get the right part and what it was originally designed for.

These parts will make it easy to add detail to components and to cockpits. They contain very fine details for a relatively low price.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Airscale and IPMS/USA for the review copy.

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