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Eduard Roundup
Selected Releases, July 2007

 

 

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

SS 290 - Gannet AS.Mk.1/4 (Colour)
73 291 - F4U-1A Corsair (Colour)
73 297 - Ju 88 G-1 Night Fighter (Colour)

Photo-Etched Parts 1/48 Scale

73 015 - Seat Belts Italy WWII (Colour)
48 566 - A-10 Thunderbolt II Exterior
48 569 - Wellington Mk.III Exterior
48 578 - F-16CJ Fighting Falcon Ladder
49 377 - A-10 Thunderbolt II Interior (Colour)
49 383 - F-16CJ Block 50 Interior (Colour)
49 390 - F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon Undercarriage (Colour)

Photo-Etched Parts 1/32 Scale

32 572 - Bf 109 K Interior (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 290 - Gannet AS.Mk.1/4 (Colour)

 

 

This Eduard "Zoom" set focuses on the cockpits of Trumpeter's recent 1/72 scale Fairey Gannet AS.Mk.1/4.

The highlights are the colour instrument and switch panels, and the distinctive blue harness straps.



73 291 - F4U-1A Corsair (Colour)

Eduard's photo-etched set for Tamiya's gorgeous new 1/72 scale -1A Corsair comprises three sets which will add a wealth of detail to the cockpit, engine and exterior. The fret for the interior is in full colour.

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73 297 - Ju 88 G-1 Night Fighter (Colour)

Hasegawa's new 1/72 scale Junkers Ju 88 G-1 is undoubtedly a nice kit, but it is a little lacking in the cockpit department. Some details, especially the radar arrays, are also overscale.

Eduard's new detail set will address both these deficiencies and more.

 

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1/48 scale Photo-Etched Sets

73 015 - Seat Belts Italy WWII (Colour)

 

 

These may look like instruments of torture but they are, in fact, harnesses for a variety of WWII Italian fighters.

These will be suitable for a wide range of the many Italian types that we have seen released in 1/48 scale recently by Classic Airframes, Italeri, Flying Machines, PCM and Special Hobby.

Detail is beautiful, and in full colour.



49 377 - A-10 Thunderbolt II Interior (Colour)
48 566 - A-10 Thunderbolt II Exterior

 

 

These two sets, available separately, will add a myriad of detail to the exterior and interior of the new Italeri 1/48 scale A-10A Thunderbolt II.

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

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48 569 - Wellington Mk.III Exterior

Three photo-etched frets containing exterior and engine details for Trumpeter's new 1/32 scale kit.

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48 578 - F-16CJ Fighting Falcon Ladder
49 383 - F-16CJ Block 50 (Colour)
49 390 - F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon Undercarriage (Colour)

 

 

Tamiya's new 1/48 scale F-16CJ is acclaimed as one of the best modern aircraft models ever released. Even so, Eduard weaves its magic to improve this superb kit with three new sets.

Set 383 supplies a wonderful colour fret plus one steel frames packed with detail parts for the interior and exterior.

Set number 48 578 provides a delicately detailed entry ladder, while the undercarriage set supplies much of the tiny structural and plumbing detail, including coloured wiring. This is the first time that I have noticed parts painted on both sides of the photo etched fret.

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1/32 scale Photo-Etched Sets

32 572 - Bf 109 K Interior (Colour)

This interior set provides a substantial replacement for the cockpit of Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109 K-4. I have recently used the earlier Eduard Bf 109 G-6 interior, and I can attest that it looks great installed in Hasegawa's kit.

Harness straps are not included in this set.

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All Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 14 August, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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