S.B.S. Model 1/72 Polikarpov I-153 Cowling and Exterior Set






Scott Van Aken


Resin and photo etch for ICM and Revell kit.

This particular set is for the ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-153, which you can also find in a Revell box. The set includes three resin parts and two photo etch frets. The resin consists of a complete engine/cowling piece to replace the poorly done one in the ICM kit. There is also a replacement prop shaft and rudder.

The photo etch is fairly extensive in that it has two pieces for the front of the engine to represent the cooling shutters. The larger fret has strut reinforcement plates, strip plates for the upper and lower wing joins, various data plates and a myriad small hinge plates, inspection panels and other doo-dads. The set comes with a comprehensive set of instructions to help you locate all the various bits and pieces. Some of the small bits require removing extant detail and you'll need to drill a few holes. Overall a nice set for this kit.

August 2022

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