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Eduard Roundup
Selected 1/72 Scale Releases, November & December 2007

 

 

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

73 282 - P-3 Orion (Self Adhesive Colour)
73 283 - Sea Fury FB.11 for Trumpeter (Self Adhesive Colour)
73 288 - He 177 Greif with HS 283 for Revell (Self Adhesive 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; all colour etch frets are self adhesive
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 November and December's 1/72 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.

1/72 scale

73 282 - P-3 Orion (Self Adhesive Colour)

Colour detail parts are included in this three-fret detail set covering the interior and exterior of Hasegawa's older but still very nice P-3 family, also released by Revell.

The colour parts (pictured at the top of the page) are focused on the cockpit, with instrument panels, side consoles, radios, switches and harnesses delicately printed on self-adhesive photo etch.

The larger second and third frets are presented in nickel plated etch. These contain parts for the wheel wells and exterior.

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73 283 - Sea Fury FB.11 for Trumpeter (Self Adhesive Colour)

The cockpit and the exterior of Trumpeter's new 1/72 scale Sea Fury are treated to Eduard's detail fest with this new photo etched set comprising two frets.

This set almost completely replaces the cockpit, including a new tub. The plastic seat and instrument panel are employed, but even these will be pared back for use as a base for better detailed photo-etched parts.

The colour photo etched fret includes a beautifully detailed instrument panel, throttle quadrant and harness straps. The "quilted" seat backrest will add a great deal of interest in this area too. All colour parts are self adhesive so, with careful handling, no adhesive will be required.

The second and larger fret supplies major elements for the cockpit (such as the tub and the rear decking), plus wheel well structural parts and smaller details for the airframe.

 

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73 288 - He 177 Greif with HS 283 for Revell (Self Adhesive Colour)

 

 

Eduard's photo-etched set for Revell's 1/72 scale Heinkel He 177 kit comprises three frets that will add a wealth of detail to the cockpit and exterior.

Two frets for the interior is in full colour, including the instrument panel, side console, radio faces, switch panel and a wealth of other smaller details. Both sheets are self adhesive. Colour harness straps for all crew members are included.

The large single exterior fret provides replacements for some of the turrets, exterior and HS 283 anti-shipping missiles.

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All Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 03 January, 2008
Last updated 03 January, 2008

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