Czech manufacturer Aires released a resin drop-in set for the Kinetic Sea Harrier in 1/48 scale.
Parts are cast in a cream-colored resin, with good surface detail (including rivets and panel lines) and no part lines. The parts are free of any surface defects or bubbles.
Attachment points of the pouring blocks are thin and easy to remove. More importantly, they are located in an area that will be hidden away when fully assembled, making any minor clean up error invisible in the final model.
Parts are designed to be drop-in replacements to their plastic counterparts, so no concern about fit or modification of the receiving plastic.
Please note that while the exhausts nozzles do look very similar, there are two that go in the front and to that go in the back. There are some small ‘ribs’ on top of the exhaust that would help you tell them apart.
If you want to try out a resin upgrade for the first time, this is an excellent set as it requires no modification of the original parts and the attachment points of the pouring stabs are hidden away once the parts are installed in the model.
Highly recommended to modelers of all skill levels.
I would like to thank Aires Hobby Models and IPMS/USA for the review sample.