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P-51D Mustang

1/32 scale detail sets for Dragon

 

Eduard

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description & Price

32 569 - P-51D Mustang Interior
32 168 - P-51D Mustang Exterior

both available online from Eduard's website

Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Each set contains colour and/or nickel plated photo-etched detail parts
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Outstanding detail; great coverage inside and out for the new Dragon P-51D Mustang; virtually impossible for modellers to match the authenticity of the printed colour parts.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard Photoetched Accessories and Masks are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook


In a year hardly short of controversial kit releases, Dragon's new 1/32 scale P-51D Mustang must be vying for the title of "Topic of Most Lines of Divisive Text in Online Model Discussion Forums".

Eduard has recently addressed the cockpit interior and the airframe of this contentious kit in two new photo-etched sets.

32 569 - P-51D Mustang Interior

 

 

The detail contained in Eduard's photo-etched sets is always remarkable, but it can best be appreciated in large scale. This time, Eduard has really gone to town with Dragon's cockpit, supplying two full colour photo-etched frets with details including instrument panel, harness straps with stitching beautifully depicted, consoles, switches and other tiny details.

A third fret in nickel plated photo-etch supplies yet more detail, this time for the canopy and other structural details inside the cockpit.


32 168 - P-51D Mustang Exterior

 

 

Three nickel-plated photo-etched frets supply a mass of detail covering the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the cowling frame, radiator outlet flap and vent, tail wheel strut and bay main undercarriage details, bomb sway braces and replacement bomb and rocket fins (the rocket fins come with a rather clever jig to ensure correct alignment), feul tank straps and other small, delicate exterior parts.

 

 

Conclusion

 

If you have some experience working with photo-etched parts, these sets will help add valuable detail to your big Dragon Mustang.

Both Recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 05 July, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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