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MiG 15 Cockpit Superset

Teknics

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number: TK48041
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Eight pieces cast in pale cream resin; One fret of photo-etched brass; one small sheet of acetate.
Price: US$19.95
Review Type: In-Box
Advantages: Clever engineering; great detail; accurate, impressive casting; appropriate use of multi-media; attractive garnish to Tamiya's beautiful 1/48 scale model
Disadvantages: Some fiddly assembly
Recommendation: Highly Recommended as a worthy companion to Tamiya's 1/48 scale MiG 15.

 


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F i r s t L o o k

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

Tamiya's 1/48 scale MiG 15 helped lift the standard of plastic modelling on its release a few years ago. It even included an opening fuselage and an engine that could be displayed either in-place or on a trolley supplied in the kit. The only real area requiring attention was the cockpit. Teknics have certainly come to the rescue here.

This set is built around a large single resin casting that incorporates the cockpit and the jet intake splitter. This piece looks like some sort of shark-like speedboat. The cluttered sidewall detail is superb. 

The remaining seven resin parts are all cast onto a single plug. 

The MiG's rudimentary ejection seat is made up of a brass frame combined with resin rails and cushions. A brass harness completes this very detailed aspect of the cockpit.

The instrument panel comprises acetate and brass. This is my favoured approach to instrument panels, as it eases painting considerably. Brass canopy details are very impressive.

The balance of parts add further detail to the cockpit.

Instructions are simple but adequate. Painting instructions, including FS colour references, are included.

This is a particularly clever set that will add appeal to an already appealing kit.

Highly Recommended. 

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample


Teknics multi-media accessories are available at Meteor Productions Website


Review Copyright 1999 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 September, 1999
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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