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Angel of Mercy
North American B-25J Mitchell

Eduard Limited Edition, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Eduard Limited Edition Kit No. 2140 - Angel of Mercy B-25J Mitchell
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media:

117 parts in grey plastic (8 parts marked not for use); 12 parts in clear plastic; three resin parts; one colour photo-etched fret; one brass photo-etched fret; four polythene caps; self-adhesive masks; decals for ten marking options.

Price:

USD$64.95 plus shipping, available online from Eduard

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Restrained and subtle recessed surface textures; accurate; kit detail enhanced by Eduard resin and colour photo-etch; generous ten marking options
Disadvantages: None noted
Conclusion:

Eduard has again combined a sound plastic kit with its excellent photo-etched and resin parts to elevate detail to another level.

These Limited Edition kits sell out quickly so grab one while you can.


Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Eduard continues its practice of combining a sound plastic kit from another manufacturer with their own photo-etched and resin parts to deliver a highly detailed replica.

Hasegawa's 1/72 scale B-25J Mitchell gets the treatment this time.

 

 

Hasegawa's 1/72 scale B-25J Mitchell was released in 2003 to high praise. It remains a good kit even after two decades.

Eduard's 1/72 scale Limited Edition "Angel of Mercy" boxing comprises 117 parts in grey plastic (8 parts marked not for use), 12 parts in clear plastic, three resin parts, one colour photo-etched fret, one brass photo-etched fret, four polythene caps, self-adhesive masks and decals for ten marking options.

 

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Surface textures are really nice with recessed panel lines, rows of rivets and fasteners.

 

 

Bomb bay doors may be posed open and there is detail inside.

Eduard's two photo-etched frets add a wealth of detail. The coloured fret focuses on the cockpit with instrument panel, consoles, throttle assembly, rudder pedals and harness straps for the cockpit crew and the back-seat riders.

 

 

The brass fret includes an ignition harness for each engine, gunsights, cockpit sidewalls and other details.

 

 

The plastic engines comprise a single part with the row of cylinders and a separate crankcase housing. The photo-etched ignition harness will make a big visual impact here.

 

 

The engine cowlings are moulded with the exhast ejector fairings in place.

 

 

I like the treatment of the control surfaces with restrained raised tape strips - no exaggerated scallops here.

 

 

Clear parts are thin and free from distortion.

The supplied self-adhesive and die-cut masks will really help with that intricate glasshouse nose and canopy.

 

 

The package is rounded off with a set of BRASSIN resin main wheels and nose wheel. These are cast perfectly in one piece each and feature gorgeous wheel hub detail, crisply raised tyre treads and sidewall writing.

The wheels are slightly bulged and flattened. The main wheels are spoked and the nose wheel hub is covered.

 

 

A few minutes with a razor saw will free the wheels from their casting blocks.

 


 

Markings

Marimgs are supplied for a generous ten subjects with colourful markings on a base of natural metal or Olive Drab and Neutral Grey.

 

 

A small errata sheet is also provided.

 

 

Decals are designed and printed by Eduard. These are their recent typical style. Colours and registration looks good.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Eduard has again combined a sound plastic kit with its excellent photo-etched and resin parts to elevate detail to another level.

These Limited Edition kits sell out quickly so grab one while you can.

Thanks to Eduard for the sample


Review Text and Images Copyright 2021 by Brett Green
Page Created 14 October, 2021
Last updated 15 October, 2021

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