for Airfix kit
Eduard BRASSIN, 1/72 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 has released a simple wheel replacement set for the very nice Airfix 1/72 scle B-25 Mitchell kits.
The set comprises three grey resin parts with the wheels presented as one part each.
The parts are cast in grey resin. Casting quality is perfect.
A set of self-adhesive die-cut painting masks are also included.
The wheels are subtly bulged and flattened. The tread pattern is crisp and consistent.
The locating holes are designed to match the Airfix kit undercarriage legs, so they should be a drop-fit replacement.
The main wheels feature lovely crisp detail including hydraulic lines and tiny bolt head detail on the middle of the hubs.
The casting blocks are quite narrow and attached to the flattened bottoms of the tyres.
Compared to the Airfix kit wheels, Eduard's BRASSIN wheels are noticeably better in terms of detail.
The Airfix kit parts are also supplied in two halves each, so you will risk sanding off tread detail cleaning up the centreline join.
The Eduard nose wheel is superior too. Although the Airfix plastic part is moulded as one piece, there is a prominent raised centreline seam.
This would be tricky to eliminate while maintaining the surrounding tread detail.
This is a simple but effective upgrade for the Airfix /72 scale B-25 Mitchell kits. Detail is better than the kit parts, there is no centreline join or seam to deal with and the wheels will be a drop-fit replacement
Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.
Review Text and Images Copyright © 2019 by Brett Green
Page Created 2 August, 2019
2 August, 2019
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