TD Productions Nose Weights


1/48 Aircraft




Scott Van Aken


cast metal

NOTE: New Price List

One of the biggest problems for some model kits is nose weight. Either you can't find a good place to put it, or you spend a lot of time stuffing it into various nooks and crannies of your kit. There are even times when you think you have enough and end up with a tail-sitter.

Terry Dean has just come out with a series of very heavy cast weights to take care of your problems. Most of the cast weights are for Monogram kits and in many cases are such a tight fit that no gluing is needed. All sets are in 1/48 scale, though Terry is considering doing these for 1/72 as well. Here is a rundown of what is available and what the cost is per item.

Monogram P-61 - $2 - weight fits in nose. Can also be used in AMT A-20/P-70 gun noses but is a bit too heavy for it.

Monogram B-24 - $4 - weight goes between nose gear bulkhead and forward bomb bay

Monogram B-25 - $2.25 - in nose wheel well

Monogram B-26 - $2.50 - between aft cockpit bulkhead and forward bomb bay. Also fits AMT/ESCI kit.

Monogram B-29 - $6 - either side of nose wheel well. Requires some very minor kit modification.

Monogram A-26 - $3 - engine cowling

AMT A-20 - $2 - fits around nose wheel well

Monogram P-38 - $3 - fits in engine nacelles. Will also fit Academy/Minicraft kits and may fit Hasegawa kit.

Monogram P-39 - $1.75 - fits in gun bay

Monogram Do-335 - $2 - in nose ahead of nose gear

ProModeler Ta-154 - $3 - in engine nacelles

Monogram F-100D - $2 - fits above intake

Monogram F-105D - $1 - fits in nose cone

All prices include shipping, which is a real bargain nowadays.  To order write to Terry Dean, 3407 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97603. You can also e-mail Terry at

These are really very reasonably priced and well worth the money, especially those for the large bombers.

Review items courtesy of Terry Dean. Thanks for your support.

Here are links to Set 1Set 2Set 3Set 4, Set 5, Set 6, Set 7, Set 8 and Set 9

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