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P-47D-30
Photo-Etch, ZOOM, SPACE and Masks

for the 1/48 scale MiniArt kits

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item Nos.:

491432 - Eduard Photo-Etch - P-47D-30 for the MiniArt kit. USD$24.95

FE1433 - Eduard Photo-Etch - P-47D-30 Seat Belts for the MiniArt kit. USD$7.95

3DL48170 - Eduard SPACE - P-47D-30 for MiniArt kit. USD$16.95

EX1026 Masks - P-47D-30 for MiniArt kit, USD$10.95

available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media:

Photo-Etched and ZOOM 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 1: 48 scale MiniArt P-47D-30 Thunderbolt.
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 time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too!

These are very useful investments for your MiniArt 1/48 scale P-47D-30 Thunderbolt.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook


Eduard has produced a range of accessories for the recent P-47D-30 Thunderbolt kit.

Tonight I review five of Eduard's useful upgrades for this impressive kit.

491432 - Eduard Photo-Etch - P-47D-30 for the MiniArt kit. USD$29.95

 

 

Two photo-etched frets are supplied.

 

 

The first is pre-coloured and mainly focuses on upgrade parts for the cockpit including the instrument panel, rudder pedals and many smaller details.

 

 

The second fret is brass etched and offers mainly exterior elements including a very nice ignition harness for the engine.

 


 

FE1433 - Eduard Photo-Etch - P-47D-30 Seat Belts for the MiniArt kit. USD$10.95

This new photo-etched fret supplies a full photo-etched harness for the seats in the new MiniArt 1/48 scale P-47D-30 kit.

 

 

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 photo-etched detail set reviewed above.


 

3DL48170 - Eduard SPACE - P-47D-30 for MiniArt kit. USD$29.95

Eduard has expanded their range of accessories to include a SPACE multi-media update set for the MiniCraft 1/48 scale P-47D-30 Thunderbolt kit.

This SPACE set comprises a 3D printed instrument panel and separate resin parts, 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!

The STEEL photo-etched fret supplies nice flexible pre-coloured harness straps for the pilot.

 

 

Detailed instructions are included.

 


 

EX1026 Masks - P-47D-30 for MiniArt kit, USD$10.95

 

 

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

These represent a fast and accurate solution for a time consuming and often disliked modelling task.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The use of the 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 photo-etched upgrade.

The masks will save time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too!

These are very useful investments for your MiniCraft 1/48 scale P-47D-30 Thunderbolt.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2024 by Brett Green
Page Created 5 June, 2024
Last updated 5 June, 2024

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