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Bf 108 Photo-Etch Set and Brassin Spoked Wheels
for Eduard kit

Eduard, 1/32 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard Bf 108 Photo-Etch Set and Brassin Spoked Wheels

Kit#: 32452 and 632155 respectively

Scale:

1/32

Contents & Media

Bf 108 Photo-Etch Set: 27 parts.

Brassin Spoked Wheels: Six parts in resin, 3 in PE, masks..

Price:

Bf 108 Photo-Etch Set:

 

£12.15 EU Price (£10.13 Export Price) Plus Shipping from Hannants

USD $24.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

 

Brassin Spoked Wheels:

 

£7.83 EU Price (£6.53 Export Price) Plus Shipping from Hannants

USD $14.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Both sets address shortcomings with the kit and will improve both accuracy and the over-all level of detail.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

Both sets address some the kits drawbacks and will make the completed model more convincing by a good degree. This is especially true for the engine access panel details and spoked wheels. .


Reviewed by John Miller


Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Bf 109 F Engine and Fuselage Guns
are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

The recently released big scale Taifun is a nice kit but one that will benefit greatly by the addition of these details sets from Eduard.

As mentioned in my review of the kit, the Eduard Taifun is predominantly the product of a different company and as such lacks the finesse and detail we’ve come to expect from the artisans at Eduard.

That said these detail sets go a long way to addressing many of the kits shortcomings and will make a nice kit a real head-turner.    

In the Bags:

Bf 108 Taifun Photo-Etch Set:

  • Rear cockpit bulkhead overlay with stringer/rivet details.

  • Engine accessory covers.

  • Engine Access Panels; details including riveted doubler plates, hinges, and panel stringers for posing the cowl open.

  • Ignition harness.

  • Main gear doors with separate upper gear leg covers.

  • Main wheel well cloth liners and wing stringer overlay.

 

 

These are all nice additions to the kit and will make the final build more convincing. That said the details allowing for the engine access panels to be posed open will be a real game changer for some builders. The kits Argus engine is nicely molded and the ability to show this off along with the additional details provided for the cowl panels (hinges, backing plates, etc) is going to drive those super-detailers out there crazy. Posing the panels open will require some major surgery but Eduard gives you all the parts you’ll need to make the job look convincing. This is a very nice addition, indeed.


 

Eduard Brassin Spoked Wheels

In a format we’ve come to recognize are beautifully cast main wheels/tires that feature amazingly intricate spoked wheels and wheel tread uninterrupted by a seam line. These wheels are going to look awesome under paint and wash.

 

 

As with the wheels/tires, the resin gear doors are crisply molded and provide a level of detail, especially on their inner faces, that greatly exceeds the kits styrene or even the PE versions.

 

 

The separate tail wheel fork and wheel/tire will look awesome assembled.

 

 

Especially nice are the manufacturers logos rendered in relief on the tail and main tires: nice.

 

  • Eduard 1/32 Bf 108 Accessory Roundup by John Miller: Image
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Masks are provided for both the main and tail wheels making priming and painting easier.

 

 

Conclusion

 

There’s a lot to like in these sets. Both address some the kits drawbacks and will make the completed model more convincing by a good degree. This is especially true for the engine access panel details and spoked wheels.

Highly Recommended!

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Review Text and Images Copyright 2020 by John Miller
Page Created 29 May, 2020
Last updated 29 May, 2020

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