Published on
September 27, 2021
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ANY 1:48 FW-190A-5 through D-11
Company: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

A quick way to add detail to your FW-190A-5 through D-11 is to open up an access hatch or two. These are often found open or missing on crashed or abandoned aircraft. Aires provides you a way to do that now on your late FW-190.

Packaged in a self-contained baggie with a cardboard backing to prevent damage are three light grey resin pieces. They show exquisite detail and are flawlessly cast. A fret of photo etch pieces is also included. The instructions are printed on light blue paper with easy-to-follow directions. The first part of the addition is the parts prep, which is easy to do. This will just take some painting to bring alive.

Then you have a choice. The first one is to cut out the kit door and thin out the plastic with the supplied template. Should be easy enough or you can cut along the panel line and replace the plastic with the PE part for scale thickness. The PE part then would sit on the interior PE part. There is enough support for this PE part on the resin to fit precisely without any danger of it falling out.

The final part is added after the rest of the aircraft is painted and that is the actual access door. It is simply ‘propped’ open to reveal the gorgeous detail inside.

This is a very simple addition. This would make a good first exposure to working with PE and resin. A simple cut is all that is really needed to add a little bit of detail to your late FW-190. The low price makes it very attractive and a distinctive addition to your Focke Wulf.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours at your local hobby shop or online retailer. Aires does not sell direct.


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