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Eduard Roundup
Selected 1/32 scale, October 2007

 

 

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Photo-Etched Parts 1/32 Scale

32 169 - F-15E Strike Eagle exterior
32 172 - Spitfire Mk.Vb exterior
32 173 - Spitfire Mk.Vb landing flaps
32 174 - P-47D-25 Thunderbolt exterior
32 175 - Ki-61 I Hei Hien exterior
32 176 - Ki-61 I Hei Hien landing flaps
32 591 - Ki-61 I Hei Hien interior self adhesive
32 596 - F-15E Strike Eagle interior self adhesive
32 600 - Fw 190 Seat Belts self adhesive
32 601 - F-15E Strike Eagle ejection seat
32 602 - Spitfire Vb interior self-adhesive
32 603 P-47D-25 interior self-adhesive
32 177 - F-15E Strike Eagle weapons set

Photo-Etched Parts 1/24 Scale

23 015 - P-40 instrument bezels
23 014 - Bf 109 instrument bezels

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 1/32 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.

1/32 scale

32 596 - F-15E Strike Eagle interior self adhesive
32 169 - F-15E Strike Eagle exterior
32 601 - F-15E Strike Eagle ejection seat
32 177 - F-15E Strike Eagle weapons set

 

 

Tamiya's big beautiful 1/32 scale Strike Eagle is treated to four new releases this month.

The self-adhesive interior set is packed full of colour details on one fret, covering consoles, panels, displays and some smaller details. A second fret supplies structural parts for the large F-15E cockpit.

The exterior set enhances the airframe and radar with a wealth of nickel-plated photo-etched parts.

A separate colour photo-etched set of the seat focuses on the harness, but also includes details such as the ejection pull handles and smaller parts for the seat frame itself.

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger image:

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32 602 - Spitfire Vb interior self-adhesive
32 172 - Spitfire Mk.Vb exterior
32 173 - Spitfire Mk.Vb landing flaps

 

 

Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Spitfire MkVb is an older kit, but basically accurate in outline. However, it is sadly lacking in detail.

Eduard turns its attention to this kit, the only game in town in this scale, with three beautiful detail sets.

The interior set includes one self-adhesive colour photo-etched fret which supplies instrument panel, harness, small switch boxes, placards and other details. A second metal fret contains other cockpit structural details.

The large single fret of the exterior set will add plenty of detail to the wheel wells and general airframe, while the separate flap set will fully fit out the upper flap bays and the flaps themselves.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger image:

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32 603 - P-47D-25 interior self-adhesive
32 174 - P-47D-25 Thunderbolt exterior

 

 

Hasegawa's recent 1/32 scale P-47D Thunderbolt bubbletop follows their trend of the last five years or so of providing an accurate kit that is fairly easy to build, with good detail.

Eduard's two new photo-etched sets for this kit will lift the basic level of detail for the cockpit and the exterior.

The interior set includes one self-adhesive colour photo-etched fret which supplies instrument panel, harness, small switch panels, and other details. A second metal fret contains cockpit structural details.

The large single fret of the exterior set will add plenty of detail to the wheel wells and general airframe,

Click the thumbnails below to view larger image:

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32 175 - Ki-61 I Hei Hien exterior
32 176 - Ki-61 I Hei Hien landing flaps
32 591 - Ki-61 I Hei Hien interior self adhesive

 

 

Hasegawa's recent 1/32 scale Ki-61-I Hei Hien follows their trend of the last five years or so of providing an accurate kit that is fairly easy to build, with good detail.

Eduard's three new photo-etched sets for this kit will lift the basic level of detail for the cockpit, the exterior and the flaps.

The interior set includes one self-adhesive colour photo-etched fret which supplies instrument panel, harness, throttle quadrant, small switch panels, and other details. A second metal fret contains cockpit structural details.

The large single fret of the exterior set will add plenty of detail to the wheel wells and general airframe.

The separate flap set will fully fit out the upper flap bays and the flaps themselves.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger image:
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32 600 - Fw 190 Seat Belts self adhesive

 

 

This is a well-detailed and straightforward harness set for any 1/32 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190. The self-adhesive nature of the parts will ease assembly, although care will be required when handling the smaller parts.
 


All Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 November, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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