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Eduard Roundup
Selected Releases, August 2007

 

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price Photo-Etched Parts 1/72 Scale

SS 285 - C-130H Hercules (Colour)
73 289 - EF 2000 Typhoon (Colour)
73 292 - B-26B/C Marauder (Colour)

Photo-Etched Parts 1/48 Scale

48 568 - Fw 190 A Access and Scribing Templates
49 355 - ACH-47A Chinook (Colour)
49 356 - Kittyhawk Mk.III (Colour)
49 379 - Wellington Mk.III Cockpit Interior (Colour)
48 570 - Wellington Mk.III Mid-Fuselage Interior
48 571 - Wellington Mk.III Bomb Bay

Photo-Etched Parts 1/32 Scale

32 597 - P-51D Wing Armament (Colour)

all available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media: Prepainted and/or unpainted photo-etched detail parts. Interior sets usually have a printed acetate sheet for gun sight lenses.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Outstanding detail; virtually impossible for modellers to match the authenticity of the printed colour parts.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard Photoetched Accessories and Masks are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook


Eduard continues its prolific release schedule with a number of recent releases in all scales from 1/144 to 1/24.

We have a selection of July's releases here for examination. All the detail sets are supplied in colour pre-painted or unpainted photo-etched metal, with interior sets usually including a printed acetate sheet for gun sight lenses:

1/72 scale

SS 285 - C-130H Hercules (Colour)
 

 

This Eduard "Zoom" set focuses on the cockpit of Italeri's big 1/72 scale C-130H Hercules.

The highlights are the colour instrument and consoles.



73 289 - EF 2000 Typhoon (Colour)

 

 

Eduard's photo-etched set for Revell's recent 1/72 scale EF 2000 Typhoon comprises two frets that will add a wealth of detail to the cockpit and exterior. The fret for the interior is in full colour. Harness straps are included in this set.



73 292 - B-26B/C Marauder Interior (Colour)

The cockpit and fuselage interior of Hasegawa's new 1/72 scale Marauder is treated to Eduard's detail fest with this new photo etched fret comprising two sheets. The colour photo etched fret includes a beautifully detailed instrument panel, throttle quadrant and all harnesses.

The second and larger fret supplies details for the main fuselage interior, plus ammunition for the .50 cal guns.

 

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1/48 scale Photo-Etched Sets

48 568 - Fw 190 A Access and Scribing Templates

 

 

This handy set will be useful for opening up a myriad of access hatches, filler points and inspection ports on your 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 models. The fret includes the various hatches and panels, plus scribing templates.



49 356 - Kittyhawk Mk.III (Colour)

 

 

This attractive photo-etched set will add in-scale detail to the interior and exterior of your Hasegawa 1/48 scale Kittyhawk Mk.III kit.

The colour photo etch includes two full instrument panels in different styles (only one is mentioned in the instructions), switch panels and colour harness straps.

On the larger nickel set, we are presented with some very useful enhancements including cowl flaps with detail inside and out (and which may be posed either open or closed), a replacement seat, bomb fins and mounts, radiator/oil cooler grilles, wheel well bulkheads and much more.

This set will be well worthwhile for anyone building a Commonwealth Kittyhawk.

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49 355 - ACH-47A Chinook (Colour)

This large set includes three photo etched frets, and will add a great deal of detail to the interior of your Italeri ACH-47A kit.

The interior set includes delicately rendered and full colour instrument panel, side panels, harness straps and pull handles.

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49 379 - Wellington Mk.III Cockpit Interior (Colour)
48 570 - Wellington Mk.III Mid-Fuselage Interior
48 571 - Wellington Mk.III Bomb Bay

Eduard supplements their recent Exterior Detail Set for Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Wellington B.Mk.III with three brand new sets for the cockpit interior, mid-fuselage interior and the bomb bay.

Detail in all the sets is fantastic.

The cockpit interior comprises two colour photo etched frets.

 

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1/32 scale Photo-Etched Sets

32 597 - P-51D Wing Armament (Colour)

Eduard adds to last month's interior and exterior sets for Dragon's 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang with this armament set. This largely replaces the detail in the kit's wing ammunition bays, and includes a very attractive colour photo etch armament diagram for each gun bay.

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All Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 September, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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