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A-10A Super-Detailed Instrument Panel


Cutting Edge Modelworks 


S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. & Description CEC32063
Price: USD$5.99
Contents and Media: Three pieces in medium grey resin; Acetate instruments
Scale: 1/32
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Vast improvement over kit part; perfectly cast; options for display of instruments
Recommendation: Recommended 


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




Cutting Edge Modelworks 32063 is a resin and acetate accessory set designed to replace the kit instrument panel in the magnificent 1/32 scale Trumpeter A-10.

The set consists of a two-piece instrument panel and its backing, an acetate sheet that has the instrument faces printed on it as well as an instruction sheet.



The kit gives the modeller the two options of depicting the instrument faces. Firstly by painting the face of the instrument black, picking out the cast-in detail with white paint and finally, filling the instrument with white glue to represent the "glass".

The second option is the "sandwich method" This option sees the modeller gently sanding away the rear of the panel until the instruments appear as holes. The rear of the acetate sheet is then given a coat of white paint (don't forget to paint the coloured "Bugs" first). The acetate sheet is then it is attached the rear of the previously painted instrument panel. Finally, paint the resin backing black and add it to the rear of the previously assembled instrument panel and voila! You have yourself a really authentic looking instrument panel.

The kit instrument panel is a simple decal that does not really do the kit's cockpit justice. The Cutting Edge offering is a vast improvement over the simple decal and is highly recommended for anyone considering the purchase of the Trumpeter A-10.


Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample

Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website

Review Copyright 2001 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 12 July, 2001
Last updated 20 July, 2003

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