Eduard 1/48 PBY-5A Floats Detail Set First Look
|Date of Review||July 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||PBY-5A Floats Detail Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nice details for the Revell kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$34.95|
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. Many AMS modelers will collect the relevant Eduard photo-etch sets for a given project, but they'll also go out and gather specific resin enhancements as well.
In this release, Eduard has rendered a detail set focused on the outer wing float area of the 1/48 scale Revell (Monogram) PBY-5A and OA-10A Catalina kits. This set provides structural overlays for the wingtip float bays and wingtip float struts. This set also provides access panels to the top of both floats as well. While this set will be easy to use, it will provide some eye-catching details in this part of the model that is otherwise bare styrene on the stock kit.
This set is one of several released for the Revell PBY-5A/OA-10A kit and elevates the level of detail in the kit nicely.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!