Aires

1/48 A-37A Dragonfly cockpit set

Product # 4699 for Trumpeter kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 9 2018

 

      

This detail set from Aires features a complete resin and photo etch cockpit for the A-37A Dragonfly from Trumpeter.  

This detail set includes;

  • Resin cockpit tub and 2 ejection seats with seat belts

  • Instrument panel in photo etch

  • Photo Etch panels for the instrument panel

  • acetate panel for the instrument panel

  • 4 control sticks

  • Small resin bits to detail the cockpit 

  • Photo etch detail parts

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

The side wall detailing is very well done and will show well once painted.  The instrument panel is a multi-part unit that will look excellent once painted and installed.  The seats are the focal point of any cockpit and these seats are stunning with each one having the seatbelts posed in different positions, so each seat is unique from the other.  This is a very well  done cockpit with crisp detailing.

You can purchase this and other fine resin detail items directly from Aires or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford