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MiG-29 Cockpit

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale


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Catalogue Number

Eduard Brassin Item No. 648 091 MiG-19 Cockpit
$34.95 + postage from Eduard

Contents and media

28 resin parts, Photo etched frets and 5xA5 pages of instructions.

Scale

1/48

Review Type

First Look.

Advantages:

As the images show, improves the look over the injected original cockpit.

Disadvantages:

Entering service in 1983, and still operational today, it would be nice if the period/variant that this cockpit covers, be defined to assist the modeller.

Recommendation:

Highly Recommended.


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit is available online from Squadron.com

 

Background

 

Until the recent release of the GWH MiG-29, the Academy MiG-29 was the best 1/48 option we had, it has had some decal changes, and Eduard has released the kit in their Eduard limited edition range. There are plenty of Academy kits available at reasonable prices so it is nice to see Eduard providing options to dress up the Academy kit.

 

 

FirstLook

Firstly I must apologise for the overall photo of the resin parts, while trying to be a little more artistic I managed to get some very good perspective on the casting blocks and not the actual resin parts. Normally, I would retake the photo however; I am currently completing this review away from home so I have included an image from the Eduard website.

 

  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
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  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 scale MiG-29 Cockpit Review by Phil Parsons : Image
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The MiG-29 cockpit comes in the standard Brassin box that larger sets are packaged in. The parts come contained in zip locked bags with plenty of foam packing to protect the parts. I have previously reviewed the MiG-29 seat and it is available here,  so this review will concentrate upon the other Brassin items. As always, the casting is flawless and this set updates the ejection seat, the entire cockpit tub, instrument panel coaming, adds detail to the canopy and finally gives you the option of installing either the ejection seat or the maintenance seat. As a bonus, you also get a pilots helmet to round out the package.  

 

 

I have included some side-by-side images of my Academy kit next to Eduard’s Brassin items to show you the amazing detail that this set will provide.  The resin coupled with the coloured and plain photo etch will really add depth to your Academy MiG-29 but I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

The Brassin MiG-29 set consists of:

  • Cockpit unit with side walls, floor and rear bulkhead

  • Ejection seat with the head support or maintenance seat.

  • Three variants of instrument panel (resin only, resin+PE, PE+PE)

  • Instrument coaming

  • Acetate for the gun-sight reflexive glass

  • Rudder pedals

  • Control column

  • Pilot's helmet

  • Colour and plain photo-etched details

 

 

Conclusion

This is another great Brassin set that will add plenty of detail to your Academy MiG-29. 

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 15 May, 2013
Last updated 15 May, 2013

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