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Ki-61-Id Exhaust Stacks
for Tamiya kit

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648 316 - Ki-61-Id Exhaust Stacks

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

Two parts in grey resin.

Price:

USD $6.36 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

 

USD$7.95 plus shipping available online from Squadron

 

GBP£5.20 EU Price (£4.33 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Stacks are precisely hollowed out at the ends; clean casting; easy installation; drop-fit replacement.

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

A simple but worthwhile upgrade for your Tamiya 1/48 scale Ki-61-Id Hein.


Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Ki-61-Id Exhausts are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Tamiya's 1/48 scale Ki-61-Id is a fine kit. Detail is very good and the engineering of the kit permits a fast, precise and easy build.

 

 

The kit's exhaust stacks are supplied as one plastic piece per side incorporating the stacks and the covers. The limitations of injection moulding technology means that the ends of the exhaust stacks are solid, not hollow.

Getting in between the upper and lower covers to drill or carve out the ends of the plastic stacks would be a delicate operation requiring great care. I did not attempt it when I built my Tamiya Hien earlier this year.

Eduard has now addressed this issue with its 1/48 scale BRASSIN Ki-61-Id Exhaust Stack set. Each stack is supplied in one piece per side, but the resin exhaust stacks are meticulously hollowed out.

 

 

They don't come much easier than this - simply cut the exhausts from their casting strips and glue them in place. Instructions are included, but they are not really necessary.

 

 

This is a simple but worthwhile upgrade for your Tamiya 1/48 scale Ki-61-Id Hein.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2017 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 September, 2017
Last updated 25 September, 2017

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