Aires

1/48 EA-6B Prowler ICAP-2 (Early) cockpit set

 product # 4395 for Kopro, Monogram kit

Review by Steve Bamford on May 13 2009

 

This latest release from Aires features a complete resin cockpit for the EA-6B Prowler ICAP-2 (Early) from Kopro, Monogram.  

This cockpit set includes:

  • Cockpit tub

  • 4 Ejection seats

  • Control stick

  • Numerous Instrument panels for front and rear plus front coaming

  • Wiring detail on back side of rear instrument panel

  • Photo Etch seat belts, Ejection seat handles, Instrument panel, canopy mirrors

  • Acetate behind the instrument panel for the gauges

  • Acetate for the glass in the HUD

  • Plus plenty of little photo etch handles and bits to add further detail to the cockpit

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The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble free.  There was a tiny pipe broken off the part in photo #11, but the part is included in the set and will be easy to CA back into place.

The instructions are clear and concise and easy to follow as we've all come to expect from Aires.

I do like the level of detail this cockpit set contains and there is no doubt in my mind that if you are building a Prowler, then this cockpit set would definitely be worth adding. 

Steve

I would like to thank Aires for providing me with this review sample.

You can purchase these and other fine resin detail items directly from Aires or from the many retailers that carry their products.  A list of some of those retailers can be found here.    

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford