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GasPatch Models 1/32 scale German WW1 airspeed indicator
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:53:26 AM »
GasPatch Models
German WW1 Airspeed Indicator

REVIEWED BY David Wilson
Scale:       1/32nd
Price:         €7.50 ($US 9.27, $A11.90, £6.53)  plus postage
Stockist:   Review Sample provided by and available through GasPatch Models at http://www.gaspatchmodels.com/
Contents:   Three parts plus instrument face decals, full colour painting guide.

Comment:

My first exposure to this rather intriguing gadget was during construction of the Wingnut Wings Hansa Brandenburg W.29.

The weird gizmo standing proud on the wing we learned was a German airspeed indicator that worked with an anemometer so the pilot could monitor speed in flight. Numerous German WWI aircraft had an airspeed indicator that worked with an anemometer; the whole device being attached to the wing near the pilot.

The Wingnut Wings part was nice but lent itself to the super detail afforded by modern resin technology. GasPatch Models filled this gap offering a superbly detailed airspeed indicator in both 1/32nd and 1/48th scales.

WW1 aftermarket accessories are enjoying a robust popularity boost in  large part thanks to the creativity of Greek modeller and manufacturer Costas Patsaros through his GasPatch Models company.

GasPatch has shaken up the WW1 aftermarket industry with a revolutionary approach to WW1 aviation accessory items, which range from machine guns to turnbuckles and fine spoked wheels to items such as this airspeed indicator.

These are all of world class quality, as anyone who has built GasPatch’s spectacular entry into WW1 model kits with their breathtaking 1/48th Salmson 2A2 could testify.

The images below illustrate the components in the airspeed indicator set. While there are few parts they are of astonishing high quality and special mention should be made that they are cast in a strong resin.




(Photo Credits: GasPatch Models)

Coupled with this, the header card folds open to provide a detailed colour guide.

Verdict:

A superbly detailed airspeed indicator and ideal to enhance suitable 1/32 WW1 German aircraft. Also available in 1/48th scale at €6.50. Highly Recommended.

(Review sample courtesy of GasPatch Models)