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MiG15 Accessories

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/72 scale

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Catalogue Number

672 007

MiG-15 Wheels

672 008

MiG-15 Ejection seat

672 009

S-21 Soviet Unguided rocket

Contents and media

4 grey resin parts +

Painting mask

2 grey resin parts +

Photo Etch

6 grey resin parts +

Photo Etch

Scale

1/72

Price

$7.95 from Eduard + postage

 

$7.95 from Eduard + postage

 

$12.95 from Eduard + postage

 

Review Type

First Look.

Advantages:

Very fine detailed resin and photo etch additions for your 1/72 MiG-15.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Recommendation:

Should suit any 1/72 MiG-15 or have these ready to go into the revamped Eduard MiG-15 when it is released.


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/32 scale F-117 Wheels is available online from Squadron.com

 

Introduction

 

Tonight we are looking at three BRASSIN items that were intended to enhance the November 2012 release of the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15. As you may well know, this release did not eventuate. To help explain why I’ve included sections from the Eduard Magazine:

Over the past several years, we sputtered through a start to the kit, and never managed to reach anything good. Not much point in dwelling on it, I suppose, suffice to say that we were involved in a product originating with a hand-made master intending to finish it off once and for all using a process that we consider obsolete (but were bound to use) and one that has been replaced for its inconsistent results. This was mostly the result of irritating fit issues caused by shifted molds that would inevitably move out of register to some degree or other. My desire to finally finish this project required the use of the older and obsolete technology, which we’ve mothballed and replaced with good reason, and the recent collapse of the project was a painfully logical result. The original concept of digitizing the fuselage and wings, and leaving the rest as is, no longer appeals to me. If we are to go that route, it would make sense to redo the other components as well, especially the air intake, the entire nose, not to mention the exhaust, wheel wells..... So, we are on the road that sees us chucking the old kit altogether, and starting from square one. So, of course, the promise of the new MiG in 2012 no longer is realistic, and I don’t have the timeline set yet, but now I can promise you a MiG-15 to the standard of our 1/72nd Bf 110.

So as you can see we have some lovely resin for a yet to be released kit, but all is not lost as these items can be used with other kits and also on other MiGs as we shall see. All three BRASSIN items now come with a painting guide, and the resin casting is excellent as we have come to expect from Eduard.

 

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  • Eduard BRASSIN 1/72 scale MiG-15 Accessories: Image
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FirstLook

 

672 007 MiG-15 Wheels

 

 

You actually get two pairs of MAIN wheels; the difference is the rear of the wheel has either spokes or a flat plate. I’m not sure why the difference however, you could possibly use these on a MiG-17.


 

672 008 MiG-15 Ejection seat

 

 

This is a very detailed ejection seat, the KK-1 as used in MiG-15s (plus MiG-15UTI, MiG-17, L-29 Delfin). You will need to hollow out the sides (where PE7 attaches) and there are colour photo etch seat belts, a very nice touch in this scale.

 

 

Plus for those who like to add a pilot, the separate PE seat belts will make your job easier, no need to remove the usual molded on belts, and then have to make up your own belts.


672 009 S-21 Soviet Unguided rocket

 

 

This set contains 2 Soviet S-21 unguided air-to-ground rockets plus the launcher. While designed for Eduard 1/72 MiG-15/MiG-15bis kits, this set can be used with the MiG-17, MiG-19 and MiG-21(F-13).

 

 

Conclusion

 

While Eduard are reworking their MiG-15 kit there is no reason why you could not use these items in other builds or just have them ready to go when the Eduard MiG-15 is released.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 19 March, 2013
Last updated 19 March, 2013

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