When visiting my
friends of JaPo 's Team in Prague last Week, I took th opportunity to buy this
detail kit for Hasegawa Fw 190D-9. One word , nice quality and details, this
rather big box gather all previous resin kits issued by Aires concerning this
aircraft . A good value indeed as the box is much cheaper than the overall price
of all indivudual detail kits .
The contents : the
resin pieces are gathered into two plastic bags , except the large fuselage
insert , packed separately . The assembly instructions are numbered from step 1
to 19 on four A4 format pages . The kit includes 79 resin pieces , circ 50
photoetched pieces , 1 wire anbd an acetate intrument panel.
steps 1 to 10 :
cockpit assembly and radiator detailling . Seat Belts and buckles are furnished
in photo-etched parts . The part of the kit to removed are clearly defined on
the assembly sheet.
steps 11 to 16 :
fuselage and armament detailling . The whole wheel-well is furnisehed in resing
as well as the canons and machine gun bays . The largest resin piece of the kit
is the fuselage interor resin piece. Only the starter crank seems to be lacking
, but the radio , the MW 50 (or fuel tank on early Fw 190D-9s ) tank, the compas
are present . The radio acces panel is furnished within one of its several
versions wood or metal . The lateches are in photo-etched parts.
Steps 17 to 19 :
engine detailling. The engine cowling are also presents . Some pieces as the
blades of the compressor or the Junker logo are funished on the photo-etched
To sum up a very nice kit ,
providing a fabulous base for detailling Hasegawa Fw 190D-9. But be aware that
the use of this kit must be included in a long term building process as many to
the wires , pipes , tubes connections have to be added . Several blank assembly
will have to be planned to fit these pieces with the Hasegawa kit parts . Highly
recommended for skilled modellers .
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