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Beaufort Mk.I
ZOOM Photo-Etch, SPACE and Masks

for the 1/48 scale ICM kits

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item Nos.:

FE1318 - Eduard Zoom Beaufort Mk.I for ICM kits. USD$24.95

FE1319 - Beaufort Mk.I Seat Belts for ICM kits. USD$10.95

3DL48094 - Eduard SPACE Beaufort Mk.I for ICM kits. USD$22.95

EX908 Masks Beaufort Mk.I for ICM kits. USD$14.95

available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media:

Photo-Etched Sets - pre-painted and unpainted photo-etched detail parts.

SPACE Set - 3D printed and colour photo-etched parts.

Mask Set - self-adhesive, die-cut masks for clear parts and wheels.

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail that will result in an impressive Mi-4.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: The use of the Zoom photo-etched fret will result in a noticeably better detailed cockpit, especially around the instrument panel and side consoles. The addition of the photo-etched harness straps will also be a highly visible upgrade. The 3D printed and photo-etched SPACE cockpit upgrade is a legitimate alternative to the ZOOM PE. The masks will save you a lot of time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too! These are very useful investments for your ICM 1/48 scale Beaufort Mk.I kits.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook


Eduard has produced a range of accessories for the recent ICM 1/48 scale Beauort Mk.I kits.

Tonight I review four of Eduard's useful upgrades.

 

FE1318 - Eduard Zoom Beaufort Mk.I for ICM kits. USD$24.95

 

 

Even the entry-level Zoom series offers super detail with one colour photo-etched fret providing detail focused on the cockpit.

 

 

The fret is packed full of detail parts. Specifically, the set supplies a replacement layered instrument panel, boxes, consoles, throttle, switches, knobs and more.

This represents great value for the big cockpit.

 

 

This will be a very visible update for ICM's 1/48 scale Beaufort Mk.I kits.


 

FE1319 - Beaufort Mk.I Seat Belts for ICM kits. USD$10.95

This new photo-etched fret supplies a full photo-etched harness for the seats in ICM's 1/48 scale Beaufort Mk.I kits.

 

 

Details are picked out, with stitching and hardware printed directly onto the photo-etched straps and mounts.

The half-tone rendering of shadows is also very well done.

 

 

This harness set will be the ideal accompaniment to the Zoom cockpit detail set reviewed above.


 

3DL48094 - Eduard SPACE Beaufort Mk.I for ICM kits. USD$22.95

Eduard has expanded their range of accessories to include a SPACE multi-media update set for ICM's Beaufort Mk.1. This should be suitable for the Beaufort Mk.IA kit too..

This SPACE set comprises a 3D printed instrument panel and a separate resin handle, plus photo-etched parts for the half-tone harness straps for the pilot and crew.

 

 

The face of the instrument panel is pre-painted with impresive detail.

The printed faces look good in real life - actually significantly better than my much larger-than-life studio photos!

Preparation won't take long. A razor saw will do the trick for the radios and the instrument panel can be snipped free with sprue cutters before a quick cleanup with a sanding stick.

The STEEL photo-etched fret supplies nice flexible pre-coloured harness straps for the pilot and crew. The pilot gets a full Sutton Harness and the crew have three lap belts.

 

 

Detailed instructions are included.

 


 

EX908 Masks Beaufort Mk.I for ICM kits. USD$14.95

 

 

Die-cut, self-adhesive masks for the canopy and wheels.

These represent a fast and accurate solution for a time consuming and often disliked modelling task on the large glasshouse canopy of the Beaufort Mk.I

 

 

Conclusion

 

The use of the Zoom photo-etched fret will result in a noticeably better detailed cockpit, especially around the instrument panel and side consoles.

The addition of the photo-etched harness straps will also be a highly visible upgrade.

The 3D printed and photo-etched SPACE cockpit upgrade is a legitimate alternative to the ZOOM PE - the choice is yours..

The masks will save you a lot of time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too! These are very useful investments for your ICM Beaufirt Mk.I kits.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2022 by Brett Green
Page Created 4 May, 2023
Last updated 4 May, 2023

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