Aires

1/32 AV-8B Harrier II night attack cockpit set

 product # 2121 for Trumpeter kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 4 2010

 

This latest release from Aires features a complete resin and photo etch cockpit for the AV-8B Harrier II night attack from Trumpeter. 

This detail set includes;

  • Resin cockpit tub and 1 ejection seat

  • Fully detailed instrument panel in resin with coaming

  • Acetate panels for the instrument panel

  • Photo Etch panels for the instrument panel and side consoles

  • Cockpit sidepanels

  • Many small resin parts to detail the cockpit including an ejection seat handle 

  • Photo etch detail parts including seatbelts, canopy mirrors, canopy handles and much more

  • You get photo etch seat belts with separate seatbelt buckles to pose any way you please

  • The HUD has Photo etch side with a clear acetate center glass.

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The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble free.  The detailing on the instrument panel is among the best I've seen and the cockpit tub is very rich in detail and will impress you.  It's always sad to ponder that some of this lovely detail will be hidden once the ejection seat is installed. 

Aires has outdone themselves with this cockpit set.  The detailing is among the best I've seen and this is a VAST improvement over the kit cockpit......you will not be disappointed if you choose to use this cockpit set. 

You can purchase this 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.    

Steve

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

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford