Accessories from Yahu Models
are simple to use add-on detail sets for the family of Polish PZL 23/42/43 model kits in 1:72 scale. The sets are dedicated to the recently released kits from IBG of PZL.23A , PZL.42 and the forthcoming PZL.23B but should fit into the old Heller kit as well.
The review Yahu Models
have released two sets. First of them is an instrument panel (item code YMA7285) from their main product line of the pre-painted photo-etched instrument panels. All you need to do is to glue it in place of the kit original instrument panel. There is no comparison with the IBG decal, photo of these both parts next to each other tells the story itself.
The second set (YMS7208) is a bit more complicated. This set fill a big gap of the plastic model kit which contains a fret with PE parts but without the seatbelts. Most parts of the set will be used for making the missing crew seatbelts. For this you will have to use pre-cut paper stripes and PE buckles. After assembly you will need to paint these details, at least the stripes which are made of yellow self adhesive paper.
Another two details replace the IBG decals replicating the radio instrument panels. For this you get the two prepainted PE parts and two vinyl films for the dials. These are so small that I found it difficult to see with the bare eye what is printed on the film, so I'm impresed by the level of Yahu
attitude to the case. I wonder if anybody else looking at the finished model will ever notice those gauges.
The last detail of the set is a photo etched tail view mirror which is added to the side of the pilot instrument panel.
As I have already said these are two easy to use add-ons which will enhance and improve the general look of the original kit.
IBG already did a very good job with their product but Yahu
details add the final cherry to the cake by removing its most annoying omissions or simplifications. For sure it's a good value for the money.
My review of the IBG PZL.23 model kit can be found here
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