Fw 190 A-8 Cockpit
for Eduard kits
Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Bf 109 F Engine and Fuselage Guns
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Eduard has released a multimedia BRASSIN cockpit for its 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-8 family of kits.
Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-8 engine comprises a modest 21parts in grey resin, one brass plated photo-etched fret and a small decal sheet.
The jewel in the crown here is the one-piece cockpit tub, which is cast in place with side consoles and the rear cockpit deck.
Casting is perfect and detail is excellent.
The remaining resin parts include the seat with a separate cushion, pilot's armour, instrument coaming, rudder pedals, control column and instrument panels.
The smaller parts are cast onto narrow casting points. These will be fast and easy to remove. A little more effort will be required to free the cockpit tub from its chunkier casting block.
The instrument panel is presented with two options. The first option offers two resin parts with raised bezels and other details plus decal dials.
The second option provides a colour photo-etched sandwich that is glued onto a flat resin panel.
The photo-etched fret also includes pre-painted harness straps. The package is rounded out with heavily illustrated instructions.
This is a worthwhile upgrade for Eduard's recent 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-8 kits.
I built the very similar Fw 190 A-4 in 2017 and enjoyed the experience. I have no reason to expect that this cockpit will be any less satisfying and straightforward.
Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.
Review Text and Images Copyright © 2020 by Brett Green
Page Created 6 February, 2020
6 February, 2020
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