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Eduard Roundup
Selected 1/48 scale, October 2007

 

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Photo-Etched Parts 1/48 Scale

49 047 - Luftwaffe Air Crew WWII
49 380 - Il-2m3 Stormovic Self Adhesive
49 381 - Fulmar Mk.I Interior Self Adhesive
48 572 - Fulmar Mk.I Exterior
49 382 - JAS-39D Gripen Double Seater Self Adhesive
49 391 - Sea Hawk FGR Mk.6 Self Adhesive
49 392 - He 219 Uhu Self Adhesive
FE 392 - He 219 Uhu Self Adhesive
49 393 - He 162 Spatz Self Adhesive

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 October's 1/48 scale releases here for examination. All the detail sets are supplied in colour pre-painted or unpainted photo-etched metal.

Another recent innovation by the ingenious Eduard company is that the colour frets in all these releases are now self-adhesive. This will eliminate the risk of obscuring detail on tiny parts by smearing them with glue. The self-adhesive parts will require careful handling to maintain the effectiveness of the glue, and precise placement too.

The self-adhesive parts are packed on a protective backing sheet.

1/48 scale

49 047 - Luftwaffe Air Crew WWII

 

 

A single colour etch fret of tiny markings for 1/48 scale Luftwaffe aircrew uniforms. These will add an authentic finishing touch to your aircraft dioramas or vignettes.



49 380 - Il-2m3 Stormovic Self Adhesive

 

 

Interior and exterior details for the Accurate Miniatures single seat Stormovik. The colour photo etch differs from the set supplied in the recent Eduard boxing of this kit in that it is self-adhesive. Detail is gorgeous, with colour instrument panel, harness and the strap for the unfortunate and exposed rear gunner.

Exterior details for the airframe and undercarriage are supplied as unpainted photo-etched parts.

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49 381 - Fulmar Mk.I Interior Self Adhesive
48 572 - Fulmar Mk.I Exterior

 

 

MPM's 1/48 scale Fairey Fulmar Mk.I gets the full treatment with two new photo etched sets from Eduard. The first supplies colour and nickel plated details for the cockpit. Colour parts include the instrument panel, radio and harness straps. The colour fret is self-adhesive.

The exterior set supplies comprehensive coverage of the airframe and undercarriage.

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49 382 - JAS-39D Gripen Double Seater

 

 

Italeri's 1/48 scale two-seater Gripen is an attractive model, but it is let down by poor detail in a number of areas. The large cockpit tub is one area of focus for Eduard's new photo-etched detail set. Instrument panels, side consoles, harness straps and other detail parts are supplied in self-adhesive, coloured photo etch.

The exterior is also offered a makeover using this set. The entire exhaust area is replaced with photo etch, with many more parts detailing the remainder of the airframe.

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49 391 - Sea Hawk FGR Mk.6 Self Adhesive

 

 

Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Sea Hawk features gorgeous exterior detail, but the cockpit is disappointing. Eduard's detail set offers a colour photo-etched facelift with an new instrument panel, harness straps, ejection pull handle, warning placards and more.

A second fret provides details for the exterior.

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49 392 - He 219 Uhu Self Adhesive
FE 392 - He 219 Uhu Self Adhesive

 

 

The full set includes two colour etch and one nickel plated fret. Colour detail parts cover the interior and exterior of Tamiya's excellent 1/48 scale scale He 219 Uhu kit.

The colour parts are focused on the cockpit, with instrument panels, side consoles, radios, switches and harnesses delicately printed on self-adhesive photo etch.

The third and fourth fret contains parts for the wheel wells, engine nacelles and exterior.

The basic colour cockpit fret is available separately as Zoom set no. FE 392.

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49 393 - He 162 Spatz Self Adhesive

 

 

This set includes two colour etch and one nickel plated fret. Colour detail parts cover the interior and exterior of Dragon's older 1/48 scale scale He 162 kit.

The colour parts are focused on the cockpit, with instrument panels, ejection seat parts, cockpit plumbing, switches and harnesses delicately printed on self-adhesive photo etch.

The third fret contains parts for the wheel wells and exterior.

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All Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 05 November, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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