Werner’s Wings is a Baltimore, MD based firm that offers decals and resin detail parts for scale modelers. Founder Floyd Werner has been around scale modeling for many years, and is one of the hobby’s leading authorities on US Army rotary wing aircraft (not just through modeling, but from years of very personal experience!), and WWII Luftwaffe fighters. A quick search of the IPMS Review or other modeling-related sites will yield plenty of background on his considerable modeling skills and knowledge.
Floyd’s passion for detail in modeling modern rotary aircraft subjects is evident in this release of resin antenna mounts to replicate the stand-off mounts used for the wire antenna array on Bell’s UH-1D in 48th scale. The subjects of these sets continue Werner’s Wings commitment to providing quality resin and metal detailing sets and decals for rotor-modeling interests.
This set provides simple glue-on attachments for any model of a UH-1D in 1/48 scale. Included are ten stand-off mounts and two lead-in/termination points. These highly detailed resin parts will transform your model into a chopper that is equipped to handle the zig-zag line ARC-102 antenna wire that installs on the starboard side of the chopper. Caution! These parts are TINY AND DELICATE! Prudence dictates that this will be the absolute last assembly you will install on your model prior to display. Use CA glue for attachment and I would recommend the use of the included EZ Line or similar stretchy material to simulate the wire for these antenna assemblies so as not to stress these stand-off parts.
The instruction sheet is the crux of this package, and is graphic and simple to follow. The instruction sheet includes photos of real-life installations for reference. See the photos of the instructions below. Patience, and some experience working with resin and adding scratch built parts will be helpful.
Very highly recommended! Thanks to Werner’s Wings and IPMS for the review sets.