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MiG-23M/MF Wheels

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 649-089 - MiG-23M/MF wheels

Contents and Media:

16 resin parts, photo etch sheet, wheel masks and A5 sheet of instructions.

Scale:

1/48

Price:

$12.95 + postage from Eduard

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Crisp fine resin detail. Drop fit replacement set.

Disadvantages:

It would be nice to have some information regarding the different wheel variants.

Recommendation:

Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/48 scale MiG-23 Wheels are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

This latest Eduard Brassin set comes in the standard clear plastic container that the smaller sets are supplied in with the parts backed by a foam block to protect the contents while in transit. As always, the parts are well moulded and cast with no flaws. This set is a very simple drop fit replacement with no kit plastic cutting required. The Photo Etch sheet covers some of the door mechanisms and various hydraulic lines. While PE as a hydraulic line is two-dimensional, once in place a small bead of either white glue or CA should add some depth to the lines.

What I would like to see with this product and some other Eduard items, is if some of the research behind the set could be included in the instructions. Why? well Eduard have done the research as they have produce this set with alternative wheel hubs and mudguards so they must  know the applications for  the variations. I have spent considerable time trying to answer the question, and all I could come up with was that the MiG-23ML had slatted nose wheels.

 

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Probable the most interesting reference I came across was on Youtube. The Cold War Air Museum has three videos covering a MiG-23 extending and retracting the landing gear in a hanger. This is a great reference however, it does not answer why the different wheel hubs.

While I have been rambling on about a lack of information, overall this is a great product to enhance your 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-23. Eduard has responded to reviews by providing painting guides etc, I can only hope that in the future either in the product instructions or on their website, they will provide information to assist the modeller when provided with alternate parts.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Great detail and a very easy drop fit improvement to your Trumpeter MiG-23 Fencer B. 

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 27 May, 2013
Last updated 27 May, 2013

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