1/48 Yak-38 Forger cockpit set

Product # 4550 for Hobby boss kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Aug 22 2012



This latest release from Aires features a complete resin and photo etch cockpit for the Yak-38 Forger from Hobby boss.  

This detail set includes;

  • Resin cockpit tub and 1 ejection seat with separate headrest

  • Resin side wall panels loaded with detail

  • Instrument panel in resin with built in coaming and HUD

  • Acetate panels for the instrument panel including clear panel for the HUD

  • Photo Etch panels for the instrument panel

  • Small resin bits to detail the cockpit 

  • Photo etch detail parts including seatbelts, rudder pedals and much more

  • You get photo etch seat belts with separate buckles to pose any way you please

  • The HUD has Photo etch sides with a clear acetate center glass.


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The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble free.  The detailing is very well done with all the resin parts being finely detailed and the photo etch parts will add a wonder level of final detail to this cockpit set.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

This is a very nicely thought out cockpit detail set that should give you exceptional detail once it is painted and installed.

You can purchase this and other fine resin detail items directly from Aires or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

I would like to thank Aires for providing me with this review sample.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford