Eduard 1/48 Wellington Exterior Detail Set First Look
|Date of Review||February 2007||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Wellington Exterior Detail Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Beautiful detail update to the Trumpeter Wellington||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$22.95|
Eduard from the Czech Republic is easily the most prolific producer of aftermarket details. Period. Their series of photo-etched detail sets have brought additional fidelity to otherwise bland subjects, and have taken even the best-produced models and kicked them up a notch or two with details that cannot be produced with injection-molded plastic.
This set consists of two frets of photo-etched details to supplement the kit details in the Trumpeter Wellington kit. In this release, Eduard provides a variety of exterior details for the Wellington that should work with the Mk.III as well as the Mk.IC release.
This set starts with an intricate replacement for the cowl flap assemblies on both engines. The single cowl flap part for the cowling is replaced with a new ring and individual flap pedals. Ignition harnesses are provided for the engines as well.
A number of details are also provided for the main landing gearstructures and tailwheel strut.
Photo-etched pitot tubes, new frame details for the insides of the main gear doors, windshield wipers, and a cooling shroud for the exhaust stack round out the set.
While this set will really set off the details on the Wellington kit, this detail set is not for the beginning modeler. You will need to be able to remove the photo-etch parts from their frets (simple once you know how) and then be able to apply these details using cyano adhesives without gluing yourself to the kit parts.It isn't difficult, or else these sets wouldn't be so popular.
You should be able to find this detail set at your local hobby retailer or one of the many online hobby shops. Trust me, this is worth looking for!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!