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||33 tan resin pieces, one PE fret,
acetate instruments, wire
||Excellent detail. Improves the
cockpit and corrects various issues with the Hasegawa kits.
Reviewed by Dave
Designed for the new Hasegawa series of late
Corsair kits, the new Jaguar set provides a much improved cockpit and parts to
correct some of the inaccuracies in the kits.
The majority of the Jaguar set consists of a complete replacement cockpit for
the kit. While not bad for an out-of-the-box cockpit, the kit lacks any sidewall
detail and the AU-1 and F4U-7 pits suffer some inaccuracies due the reuse of the
-5N cockpit. The Jaguar set provides a nearly complete replacement for the
Hasegawa cockpit with the only kit part being used is the gunsight in the -5N
version. The resin cockpit tub and separate sidewalls are well detailed and had
no flaws in my sample. The seat has molded-in seatbelts and a PE part is
provided for the portion of the belting which goes over the top rear of the seat
and attaches behind the seat. Armrests are provided as separate pieces for
attachment as needed.
Two different instrument panels are provided
in the form of a PE face, acetate instruments, and a resin backing plate. One
panel is used for the -5N and contains the radar scope in the top center. The
other panel is for the -7 and AU-1 models and has rearranged instruments and the
deletion of the radar scope. The missing “eyebrow” armament switch boxes are
provided for the cockpit combing and you get a new gunsight for the -7 and AU-1
models. Rounding out the cockpit area are PE mirrors and grab handles for the
inside of the canopy.
Moving on to the exterior, Jaguar provides a centerline pylon with sway braces,
and parts for the extended boarding ladder and retractable step on the side of
the fuselage. In exterior corrections, Jaguar provides new flattened main wheels
to correct the too-thin kit parts, a new tailwheel for land-based aircraft, and
corrected drop tanks.
Overall, this is a great set for Hasegawa’s
Review sample courtesy of my wallet.
Review Copyright © 2001 by Dave
Page Created 26 December, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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