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Aires 1/72nd EA-6B cockpit set


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Hi all,

Before I plunk down $30 for this Aires set, can anyone who has used it give me an opinion of it? I know that a lot of their products don't fit very well, but I know nothing of this specific set. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! Fred K

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Aires in 1/72: wonderful casting, pain to fit as usual (or so it seems).

This set is no exception I am afraid. You'll need a copious amount of sanding and dry fitting.

Still it's better than the Golden Dragon set...

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I have it in the box, but I haven't tried to use it on a kit yet.

It looks beautiful though, amazing details and very complete. I'm sorry I can't help with the fit question though.

Cheers,

Hoops

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If the EA-6B cockpits needs some work then I do wonder how bad is the fit for Fujimi Skyhawk's cockpit set

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HI,

If the EA-6B cockpits needs some work then I do wonder how bad is the fit for Fujimi Skyhawk's cockpit set

I am currently building a Fujimi A-4E and I just closed forward fuselage last week..

Aires resin inclusion is not that bad by the way. I mean I have seen worse : Harrier II for Hasegawa , F-16 for Hasegawa, F-100 for Esci come to mind.

I was fearing worse for the A-4 as it's such a tiny machine. Unless I am building experience there of course.

Of course there was a bit of filing, sanding, cutting resin chips but all went quite well.

Cheers

Eric B.

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HI,

I am currently building a Fujimi A-4E and I just closed forward fuselage last week..

Aires resin inclusion is not that bad by the way. I mean I have seen worse : Harrier II for Hasegawa , F-16 for Hasegawa, F-100 for Esci come to mind.

I was fearing worse for the A-4 as it's such a tiny machine. Unless I am building experience there of course.

Of course there was a bit of filing, sanding, cutting resin chips but all went quite well.

Cheers

Eric B.

Thanks,have you cut the fuselage parts for the sidewalls too or left it as is?

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Hi,

Thanks,have you cut the fuselage parts for the sidewalls too or left it as is?

Not sure I thoroughly understand you question but...

1/front fuselage halves were thinned a bit from the inside ( not that much though)

2/resin sidewalls were then cemented inside fuselage halves after a dryfit for testing

3/when ready all parts ie front fuselage parts (plus sidewalls already in place) and main cockpit were glued together..

I admit I was a bit surprised regarding my previous experiences.. I love the detail of these Aires cockpits but they are a pain to prepare for fitting : this time less than usual..

Cheers

Eric B.

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I have just finished my EA-6B using this set, and found the detail very good indeed, and it did fit well after a bit of fettling.

Thanks for the input everyone! Fred.

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Hi,

Not sure I thoroughly understand you question but...

1/front fuselage halves were thinned a bit from the inside ( not that much though)

2/resin sidewalls were then cemented inside fuselage halves after a dryfit for testing

3/when ready all parts ie front fuselage parts (plus sidewalls already in place) and main cockpit were glued together..

I admit I was a bit surprised regarding my previous experiences.. I love the detail of these Aires cockpits but they are a pain to prepare for fitting : this time less than usual..

Cheers

Eric B.

Yeah the sidewalls,instructions are not so clear like Eduard and it looked like that I had to cut the external wall and glue them in place,but if it's not needed then there are no problems,bought a second Skyhawk anyway just to avoid mishaps while fitting

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