SBS Model

1/48 IAI Kfir C7 cockpit set

Product # 48044 for Kinetic kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 19 2016

 

      

This latest release from SBS Model features a complete resin and photo etch cockpit for the 1/48 IAI Kfir C7 cockpit set from Kinetic.  

This cockpit set is designed for the Trumpeter kit and includes:

  • Resin cockpit tub and 1 ejection seat

  • cockpit sidewalls

  • Instrument panel and coaming in resin

  • Acetate panels for the instrument panel

  • Photo Etch panels for the instrument panel

  • Small resin bits to detail the cockpit 

  • Photo etch detail parts including seatbelts, canopy mirrors, ejection seat handles, rudder pedals and much more

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

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This is the C7 version of the cockpit with the MB Mk.10 ejection seat.  As you can see in the above photo there were subtle upgrades done between the C2 and C7 cockpit.  The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble free and the level is detail is exceptional.  

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.

This cockpit set would be a very good improvement in detail over the plastic cockpit in the Kinetic kit.  The multi-media level of detail will look very good once the cockpit is assembled and painted.

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

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford