Moskit Metal Exhausts
By Brent Theobald
Moskit is Russian company that makes aftermarket hollow metal exhausts for three scales of model aircraft and for 1/35 scale armor. How Moskit makes these little gems is a mystery. The only clue they give out is that the exhausts are sprayed metal. Being hollow gives the exhausts a very realistic appearance. A bonus is the color these detail parts arrive in. They are already a chalky, rust color. Just like the real thing. It looks as if the Moskit parts are direct replacements for the original kit parts. Modifications to the model may not be required.
There is also an excellent range of subjects produced by Moskit as well. For aircraft there are 55 subjects available in 1/48 scale, 39 in 1/72 scale and 5 in 1/32 scale. For armor there are 17 subjects available in 1/35 scale. Even if a modeler canít find the exact exhaust for a certain aircraft he still might find what he needs by using an exhaust designed for another model. For example one of the Me-109 exhausts might work fine for a Ki-61 Tony because they used the same engine. The same could be said for the Spitfire exhaust and anything else that was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin. Exhausts tended to be engine specific rather than aircraft specific.
These new Moskit exhausts are a really interesting aftermarket product. They fill a niche that no one else has attempted to fill before. Be careful when ordering these things. Just like when photo-etch came out a few years ago, suddenly every model that gets started is going to "need" some Moskit exhausts.
Roll Models carries the full line of Moskit aftermarket exhausts.