In-Box Review
Anti Aircraft Sight for DSK
1949M Anti Aircraft Sight for Zvezda DSK
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by: Adam Berhidi [ JIMBOHUN ]


This tiny set from HADmodels enables the modeler to further detail the DSK set of Zvezda (or of any other manufacturer) in 1/35th scale. It is important to note that this is an anti-aircraft sight only, so should not be used on armored vehicles although technically it should fit anyway.

the set

It comes in a small ziplock bag with a folded instruction sheet that illustrates the assembly with a few small photos. These are a bit too low in resolution but can be followed well however some reference pictures are always handy to have.

The sight is made up of 4 small etched parts with good details, the crosshairs are especially delicate although removing them without deformation will be a pain. Upon a closer inspection one may realize that some parts are too flat, as the real thing would be 3D, but this is cannot be replicated in photo etch.


All in all Id say this is a nice and cheap addition to any DSK of our choice if we are building an AA configuration. The parts have no depth but I think that is acceptable if we are talking about such small parts.
Highs: Nice addition to any AA DSK.
Lows: Some details are too flat.
Verdict: Definitely recommended for an AA DSK build.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: PE35001
  Suggested Retail: approx. EUR 4.0
  PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 2015

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About Adam Berhidi (JimboHUN)

I have been into modelling for at least ten years, mainly modern AFVs and softskins in 1/35.

Copyright 2021 text by Adam Berhidi [ JIMBOHUN ]. All rights reserved.


In looking at the photos of the kit, I'd say the "lack of depth" really hurts it. This is one of those oddball items that I actually own two of - one still in its original box packed in cosmoline. There's just too much going on to try and replicate it with a few pieces of PE. That said, a few layered pieces would do wonders for it if they chose to add a few more pieces to it. I think the weakest part of this kit is the flat hand crank that changes the aspect of the small airplane silhouette in the smaller ring. The linkages just involved in that part make it worth scratchbuilding that whole crank assembly. I've asked for years to see a decent DshK AA sight, and sadly, this ain't it. I do give your review a "thumbs up" though. Your photos are clear enough to show this is just not quite what we need. Maybe a resin/PE hybrid. Hmmm... I wonder who could do that?
APR 23, 2015 - 02:30 AM
APR 23, 2015 - 08:27 PM

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