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Eduard Roundup
Selected 1/48 Scale Releases
September 2008


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price Photo-Etched Parts 1/48 Scale

49 419 - F-16C Block 25 Fighting Falcon for Tamiya
49 421 - CH-47C / HC-1 Chinook Interior for Italeri
49 422 - CH-47C / HC-1 Chinook Cargo Seat Belts for Italeri

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.
Recommendation: All Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

Eduard Photoetched Accessories and Masks are available online from Squadron.com



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

The colour frets in all these releases are 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.


49 419 - F-16C Block 25 Fighting Falcon for Tamiya

This set comprises one colour photo-etched fret (pictured at the top of the page), and one large nickel plated sheet. This set provides a large amount of detail for the cockpit, with the highlights being colour placards for the side consoles and instrument panel. Colour photo-etched harness straps are also provided.

The set also supplied a stack of detail for the airframe exterior and exhausts.



This will be a very useful set for the beautiful new Tamiya F-16C Block 25.


49 421 - CH-47C / HC-1 Chinook Interior for Italeri



One colour and one nickel plated photo-etched fret for the interior of Italeri's 1/48 scale Chinook.




49 422 - CH-47C / HC-1 Chinook Cargo Seat Belts for Italeri



Eight sets of coloured lap and shoulder harness straps for the main cabin of your Italeri 1/48 scale Chinook kit.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples

Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
Page Created 7 October, 2008
Last updated 7 October, 2008

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