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LooK Instrument Panels
Roundup #1

Eduard LooK, 1/32 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard LooK Item Nos.:


634001 - P-51D-5 LooK for Revell Kit

634002 - F4U-1 LooK for Tamiya Kit

634003 - P-51D-5 LooK for Tamiya Kit

634004 - P-51D LooK for Tamiya Kit

634005 - Spitfire Mk.IX Early LooK for Tamiya Kit

634007 - Fw 190 A-5 LooK for Hasegawa Kit

 

Each USD$12.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard

Scale:

1/32 scale

Contents & Media

Each set includes one, two or three pieces of pre-painted black resin and STEEL harness straps for the appropriate kit.

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Beautifully detailed; perfect casting; printing / painting in register; straightforward cleanup and assembly.

Disadvantages:

The Fw 190 instrument panel should really be RLM 66 Black Grey, not black.

Conclusions:

They just look real! The inclusion of the flexible STEEL harness straps is a nice bonus, and for many 1/32 scale kits - especially Tamiya's - these will be the only accessories your cockpit will need.


Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard's LooK Instrument Panels are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Always a great innovator in our hobby, Eduard has now released a new range of instrument panels titled "LooK".

These are cast in black resin with colour printed dials, bezels, switches, knobs and more. Printing on my samples is in perfect register and although the dials aren't actually readable, they are mighty convincing!

The lenses of the instruments are finished in a glassy, glossy finish too.

 

 

In the case of multi-part panels, the minor parts are located positively in recessed or with the aid of locating circles.

Each set is specifically designed for a particular kit and, in the case of Tamiya's Mustangs, even for different sub-variants.

As a nice bonus, each set also includes the appropriate Eduard STEEL harness straps. These are more flexible than the standard Eduard photo-etched straps, and they also feature subtle half tones.

Here are the six initial 1/32 scale sets that I have received for review:

634001 - P-51D-5 LooK for Revell Kit

 

 


 

634002 - F4U-1 LooK for Tamiya Kit

 

 


634003 - P-51D-5 LooK for Tamiya Kit

 

 


634004 - P-51D LooK for Tamiya Kit

 

 


634005 - Spitfire Mk.IX Early LooK for Tamiya Kit

 

 


634007 - Fw 190 A-5 LooK for Hasegawa Kit

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

Eduard has once again boldly gone where no-one has gone before with their new LooK series.

Detail is excellent - they just look real!

The inclusion of the flexible STEEL harness straps is a nice bonus, and for many 1/32 scale kits - especially Tamiya's - these will be the only accessories your cockpit will need.

I am looking forward to using these in a project soon. Maybe a very subtle dry-brush and wash - we'll see...

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2018 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 October, 2018
Last updated 24 October, 2018

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