World War One Aircraft Details

Published on
December 5, 2017
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Base Kit
Any 1/72 WWI
Company: Brengun - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Hauler - Website: Visit Site
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Brengun has come to the modelers rescue, once again. This time with a set of photo-etched details for all of those that enjoy building 1/72nd scale World War One aircraft. If you are one of those folk then you already know that the finer details are often missing from the manufacturer’s kit. Gun sights, control horns, propeller details, and seats belts can be substandard or, more frequently, have just been omitted by kit manufacturers..

Brengun's World War One detail set includes:

  • Two sizes of wire wheels
  • Pitot tubes
  • Three varieties of gun sights
  • Steering controls
  • Boarding steps
  • Control horns
  • Throttles
  • Generator propellers
  • Two varieties of propeller hubs
  • Seat belts

In short, this set includes all the cool looking, fiddly bits. This new detail set from Brengun will definitely add piazza to your next aircraft project from the war to end all wars.

There is one proviso that may be of interest. The packaging for this product lists it as being in 1/72nd scale, Brengun's website has it listed as 1/87th scale. (?) That scale discrepency, seemingly, may account for the different sizes provided for wire wheels, gun sights, and propeller hubs. Or, it could be that someone just entered the wrong information.

Upon reflection, these details would work for either scale, so don't let that dissuade you from picking up one or two sets. One of the items (propeller hubs) could do double duty as a fuel filler cap on a larger scaled aircraft drop tank. Even if you stick with 1/72nd scale World War One aircraft, this photo-etched detail collection strikes me as the kind of item that once you start using it you'll find other uses for it than was intended. One thing for sure, you'll never go back to building small scale WWI aircraft without it.

My thanks to Brengun for the review copy.


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