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Fw 189 A-1 Detail Sets & Mask for ICM Kit

Eduard, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y :  

Catalogue Number:

CX474 – Fw 189A-1 for ICM kit (pre-cut paint Mask)

SS579 – Fw 189A-1 for ICM kit (coloured PE cockpit detail)

73579 – Fw 189A-1 for ICM kit (SS579 plus extra cockpit       
              and external details in plain PE)

73643 – Fw 189A-1 Landing Flaps for ICM kit

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media:

Item #

Description

CX474

One pre-cut kabuki-tape canopy & wheel mask

SS579

One coloured PE fret

73579

One coloured (SS579) and one plain PE fret 

72643

One plain PE fret 

Price:

Available online from these stockists:

Stockist

CX474

SS579

73579

72643

Eduard

US$10.95

US$14.95

US$24.95

US$29.95

Hannants

£6.00

£8.08

£13.50

£16.25

Squadron

US$10.95

US$11.99

US$19.99

US$23.99

Modelimex

€5.37

€7.23

€12.19

€14.67

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Superb quality and clever design of the PE flaps to ease assembly.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

The Fw 189 is a worthy subject of additional cockpit detail since it should all be visible through its extensive cockpit glazing, whilst the use of a pre-cut paint mask is amply justified for the same reason. Lowered flaps are not for everyone, but Eduard’s clever design makes assembly of these delicately detailed structures far easier than appearances at first suggest.

I am happy to recommend all three detail sets and the pre-cut mask.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Eduard 1/72 Fw 189 Masks are available online from Squadron.com

FirstLook

 

The four sets reviewed here are intended for ICM’s recently released Fw 189A-1 kit.

For many Eduard is a brand name synonymous with superb quality, and this is certainly the case with the review items, from their packaging and instructions, to the actual components.

Each set comes packed with a large card stiffener sealed in cellophane, along with printed instructions. The instructions for each item are also downloadable in as PDF’s from Eduard’s website. To view these please click on the linked part-numbers provided below:

  • CX474 – Pre-cut canopy and wheel mask. If ever there was a subject that justified the purchase of a pre-cut paint mask the Fw 189 is surely it.

 

 

  • SS579 – Cockpit details. This set addresses the more obvious cockpit details with a combination of coloured and plain PE.

 

 

  • 73579 – SS579 plus extra cockpit detail and a few external details. This set includes the details provided with SS579 and adds some structure and ammo cans to the cockpit, plus few details to the undercarriage, some fuselage steps and other minor items.

 

 

  • 72643 – Flaps. This set appears complex, but I having used Eduard’s 1/72 Bristol Blenheim flaps set, which follows a similar approach to parts breakdown and assembly, I can advise they are quite easy to construct. Of course, some minor surgery is required to remove the kit’s moulded flaps, and the instructions clearly detail what needs to doing.

 

 


The downloadable instructions should provide readers with almost all they need to about the contents and their intended placement. I have also provided these in the gallery section above, and scanned images of the PE frets below:

 

 

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Conclusion

 

The Fw 189 is a worthy subject of additional cockpit detail since it should all be visible through its extensive cockpit glazing, whilst the use of a pre-cut paint mask is amply justified for the same reason. Lowered flaps are not for everyone, but Eduard’s clever design makes assembly of these delicately detailed structures far easier than appearances at first suggest.

I am happy to recommend all three detail sets and the pre-cut mask.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text & Images Copyright 2017 by Mark Davies
Page Created 16 May, 2017
Last updated 16 May, 2017

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