Fw 190 A-4 Engine and Fuselage Guns
for Eduard kit
Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Fw 190 A-4 Engine and Fuselage Guns
are available online from Squadron.com
Eduard released a slew of resin and photo-etched accessories for its brand new Fw 190 A-4 at the same time as the kit was launched recently.
Undoubtedly the most ambitious of these was a full engine and fuselage gun set. This comes in the form of a self contained "power egg" that will simply attach to the front of your Eduard Wurger. You could even build it as a standalone display piece.
Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-4 Engine and Fuselage Guns comprises 32 parts in grey resin and two brass plated photo-etched frets.
The engine itself is beautifully detailed yet broken down as simply as practical. The two rows of cylinders and the pushrods are cast as a single impressive piece, as is the spider-like inlet manifold. The cowl ring features intricate interior detail too.
The exhaust manifolds are cast as three groups of four, each ending in hollow exhausts. The engine mount is cast as a single delicate piece.
The cowlings feature gorgeous detail inside and out. The cowl guns and their mounts are cast as a single part each.
One of the photo-etched frets features ignition harness rings.
The second photo-etched fret supplies detail parts for the cowl guns.
The package is rounded out with heavily illustrated instructions.
This is a massive upgrade for Eduard's brand new 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4.
Despite the complexity of the Wurger's engine bay and the superb detail present here, Eduard has designed the engine bay to be as simple to build as possible.
You will still need some previous experience with resin parts, but this engine and fuselage gun set appears to be as buildable as it is impressive.
I have already removed all the parts from their casting blocks and strips, and I think this will actually be the most demanding part of the job. Minimal surgery is required to the kit too.
Some will point out that the price is higher than the kit itself, but there is a lot of clever casting packed into this box. When finished, this will transform the basic kit.
I'll definitely be using this on the next Euard Wurger that I build!
Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.
Review Text and Images Copyright © 2017 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 November, 2017
24 November, 2017
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