IL-2 Sturmovik Resin Exhausts
The Ilyushin Il-2 was a ground-attack aircraft (Sturmovik) in the Second World War, produced by the Soviet Union in very large numbers.
The resin is bubble free and perfectly formed. The tips of the pipes are hollowed out; they have a thinly formed edge for that realism you are looking for.
Most resin parts are likely to need more work on them than the more normal injection molded plastic parts that you may be used to. Why you ask, well Resin is a much harder material then the standard molded plastic in your kit. This is what gives it the fine details you are looking for.
In some cases the greatest challenge can be cutting the part from the casting block without damaging it. I have found that it is better to cut away the bulk of the casting block, leaving just a small amount behind so that it can be trimmed away with a hobby knife.
Once detached from the spur you have to do some minor sanding on the cut edges to clean them up, this is common for resin parts like this.
Medium to Advanced modelers.
This type of product is great, so don’t shy away from using them. They really are not that hard to work with, and give you that added realism we all like.
I would like to thank Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to conduct this review