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Eduard Roundup
Selected Releases, April 2007

 

 

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

73 284 - Fw 200 C Condor Interior for Revell (Colour)
72 463 - Fw 200 C Condor Exterior for Revell
73 290 - Gannet AS.Mk.1/4 Interior (Colour)
72 462 - Gannet AS.Mk.1/4 Exterior
73 293 - Meteor F.8 for MPM / Xtrakits (Colour)

Photo-Etched Parts 1/48 Scale

49 043 - RAF Ranks WWII
49 044 - RAF Insignia and Medals WWII
49 376 - P-39Q/N Airacobra for Hasegawa (Colour)

Photo-Etched Parts 1/32 Scale

32 593 - Fw 190 Placards for new Hasegawa kits (Colour)
32 594 - Ju 87 D Stuka Interior for Hasegawa (Colour)
32 167 - Ju 87 D Stuka Exterior for Hasegawa

Photo-Etched Parts 1/24 Scale

23 010 - Bf 109 K-4 Placards fro Trumpeter

Masks 1/72

Eduard CX 183 - Ju 88 G for Hasegawa
Eduard CX 186 - Wellington Mk.III for MPM

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 small selection of April'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

73 284 - Fw 200 C Condor Interior for Revell (Colour)

 

 

Revell's recent Fw 200 C Condor kit is well detailed and accurate, but Eduard's colour photo-etched interior set will be the icing on the cake.

Two colour photo-etched sheets are included here, covering the instrument panel, side consoles, radios, harnesses, machine gun jackets and ammo cans and more.

The instrument panel, in particular, is spectacularly detailed.



72 463 - Fw 200 C Condor Exterior for Revell

This complimentary set for the exterior will replace a number of details that are oversize on the kit, most noticeably the maritime radar arrays. Ignition harnesses, tail wheel details and a number of items for the glide bomb are also included in this useful set.

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73 290 - Gannet AS.Mk.1/4 Interior (Colour)

 

 

Trumpeter's Gannet Mk.1/4 is a nice little kit, but it is let down by a basic interior. Eduard's set will make an immediate and obvious impact on the front and rear cockpits. Two colour photo etched frets supply instrument panels, side consoles, radios, harnesses, replacement bulkheads and more.

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72 462 - Gannet AS.Mk.1/4 Exterior

This complimentary set for the Gannet exterior includes two photo-etched frets with parts to replace and detail the wheel wells, flaps, exhausts and some smaller exterior details.



73 293 - Meteor F.8 for MPM / Xtrakits (Colour)

 

 

Xtrakit's 1/72 scale Meteor F.8 gets the treatment with this new colour photo-etched set. One fret contains parts to detail the cockpit (harness, instrument panel, ejection pull handles and sidewall detail) and the wheel wells.

This is a simple set that will add plenty of detail to this nice little Meteor kit with minimal effort.



1/48 scale Photo-Etched Sets

49 043 - RAF Ranks WWII

 


49 044 - RAF Insignia and Medals WWII

 

 

These are a great idea with the emergence of 1/48 scale figures and vehicles. Each set includes colour photo-etched parts to add authentic detail to your 1/48 scale RAF aircrew and ground crew. A sharp eye and a good pair of tweezers will be essential, but the detail will be beyond compare.


49 376 - P-39Q/N Airacobra for Hasegawa (Colour)

Two photo-etched frets will add plenty of detail to the interior and exterior of your Hasegawa Airacobra. One sheet in colour covers the instrument panels, harness and smaller cockpit details, while the second fret provides a replacement seat, bomb tail and exterior details.

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1/32 scale Photo-Etched Sets

32 593 - Fw 190 Placards for new Hasegawa kits (Colour)

 

 

The addition of placards to any cockpit in the large scale of 1/32 will be very noticeable, so this new Placard set fro Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Fw 190 family will be very welcome. As usual with Eduard's colour photo-etched parts, printing is crisp and all text is readable, albeit a magnifying glass is required for some! This will be a great addition to any 1/32 scale Wurger.



32 594 - Ju 87 D Stuka Interior for Hasegawa (Colour - also pictured at top of page)

The long cockpit under the large glasshouse canopy of the Junkers Ju 87 D Stuka is very obvious from outside the model. Eduard has addressed this issue with their big photo-etched interior set.

The instrument panel and radio set is the focus of the colour fret, while large and small interior and structural details are covered in the standard unpainted metal.

Incredibly, Eduard seems to have replicated the "crinkle finish" on the instrument panel and radios.

Harnesses are not included in this set, but are available from Eduard as a separate colour photo-etched set.

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32 167 - Ju 87 D Stuka Exterior for Hasegawa

Radiators, exhausts, undercarriage and more are also seriously detailed with this large single photo-etched fret for Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Junkers Ju 87 D Stuka.

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1/24 Scale Photo-Etched Set

23 010 - Bf 109 K-4 Placards for Trumpeter

The addition of placards to any cockpit in the large scale of 1/24 will be very noticeable, so this new Placard set fro Trumpeter's 1/24 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4 will be very welcome. As usual with Eduard's colour photo-etched parts, printing is crisp. Placards are supplied for the cockpit and the exterior.  This will be a great addition to any 1/24 scale Kurfurst.



Masks 1/72

Eduard CX 183 - Ju 88 G for Hasegawa
Eduard CX 186 - Wellington Mk.III for MPM
Eduard 48 557 - Fw 190 A-5

 

 

Eduard's masks are now all produced in the flexible yellow material similar to that used for Tamiya's masking tape. The masks are strong and flexible, with adhesive that does not let paint "bleed" under the edges. They do not leave marks on the clear parts after removal either.

This months highlights include masks for several potential masking horror stories. Who really wants to sit for a few hours cutting out masks for glasshouse canopies such as a 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 88 G or a Wellington? Come on, hands up!

These pre-cut masks will eliminate the tedium of this task, and will deliver a much more precise and accurate result that most of us could manage.

All Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 15 May, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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