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Cockpit Bezels

Airscale 1/48 Cockpit Bezels Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2013 Manufacturer Airscale
Subject Cockpit Bezels Scale 1/48
Set Number PE48BEZ Pros Wide range of WWII cockpit instrument bezels
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (USD) $14.95

First Look

You may remember the interesting decal series first released a few years ago by Airscale? These were instrument faces with sheets replicating typical instruments found in Luftwaffe, RAF, USAAF, etc., aircraft. What this series allowed you to do is to produce a super-detailed cockpit without waiting for some other aftermarket company to produce a ready-made solution or perhaps to do that solution better for yourself.

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Airscale is back with a new series called Pilots Notes. In this release, we have a fret of photo-etched parts in 1/48 scale which provide a wide variety of instrument bezels to frame the instrument decals Airscale has already released. You can see in the instructions which bezels are used by which USAAF, RAF, or Luftwaffe subject, but these are generic enough that they can be adapted to virtually any cockpit you're trying to replicate.

If you bring this set together with other releases from Airscale, you can detail just about any World War II era cockpit you'd like in many of the popular scales. Check them out!

You can order this set at HobbyZone USA.

My sincere thanks to Airscale for this review sample!