Pavla 1/48 U-2S Cockpit Set First Look
|Date of Review||June 2015||Manufacturer||Pavla Models|
|Subject||U-2S Cockpit Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nice enhancement for the Italeri/Academy kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||TBA|
Pavla produces a wide range of detail sets for a variety of modeling subjects, primarily in 1/72nd scale. This set is targeted for the Italeri/Academy 1/48 U-2S release. This set replaces the kit cockpit with some nicely cast and detailed resin parts.
Out of the box, the Italeri kit is a nice, but the cockpit is rather Spartan, whether you're building any of the Italeri 1/48 U-2R releases or the recent Academy rebox as the 1/48 U-2S. This Pavla set provides a nicely detailed replacement cockpit tub, ejection seat with pilot restraints sharply cast in place, new 'glass' instrument panel, control yoke, and throttle. In addition, a crystal-clear vacuformed canopy and windscreen is also provided to help show off that nice cockpit detail whether you opt for an open or closed canopy.
If you want to update your Italeri/Academy kit, Pavla has the parts to get the job done!
My sincere thanks to Pavla Models for this review sample.