SET: Contact-Résine 1/32 MiG-3 Super Detail Set
SET #: CR 32008
PRICE: $49.94  from Design & Marketing Int'l
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Resin, etched brass, for the Trumpeter  kit

For their fourth super detail set, Contact-Resine has produced a set for the Revell AG 1/32 He-162. Though many think that the kit parts are just fine, this set adds an extra dimension of detail that the kit does not. Fact is that resin just provides greater detail than just about any injection molding I've seen.

As you can see from the image to the left, the set includes a replacement interior with a new bang seat and other bits. The side walls are much more detailed than what you get with the kit. You also get a replacement gun bay. This is a direct fit for the kit part. To install the interior, you do have to perform a touch of surgery in order to fit the resin parts, but it is quite minor and the instructions will carry you through the proceedings without any trouble.

In addition to the interior and gun bay the set includes replacement resin wheels and a full selection of flaps, elevators and rudders. One simply removes the kit parts and replaces them with these bits.

Also included in the set is an etched brass fret that provides an instrument panel, two styles of rudder pedals, shoulder harness and a few other smaller bits and pieces. A decal is also provided for you to attach to the brass backing plate and sandwich behind the instrument panel for instrument faces.

The instructions are four pages of color images showing exactly where everything goes. It is in both French and English with additional diagrams showing anything that needs to be altered. These are among the best detail set instructions I've ever seen

You may notice that there are no the usual preponderance of pour stubs. That is one of the major benefits and delights of using Contact Resine parts. These areas are basically removed for you and all you have to do is some very minor cleanup of the rough bits left over. This is about as easy as it gets with a resin set and this one is bound to please.

You can order this set direct from Design & Marketing Int'l

October 2005

Thanks to Design & Marketing Int'l for the review set.

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