Eduard 1/48 Remove Before Flight - Fabric First Look
|Date of Review||May 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Remove Before Flight - Fabric||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||49068||Media||Fabric, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||A nice alternative to color-printed photo-etch flags||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$12.95|
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.
In this release, Eduard has produced the first set of Remove Before Flight flags out of their new printed fabric process. Each of the sixteen flags are peeled from the backing paper and are thin streamers that can be used to mark the safety pins on landing gear, weapons, etc. The set also include two types of safety streamer carriers depending on the Air Force you're modeling. The instructions show how to loop wire for a third type while I can see how these all can be adapted to standard USAF use.
What's interesting about these, you can remove them from the backing paper, crumple them, weather them, make them look used. Since they're fabric, they'll stream out again, but will hold some of the shaping you applied so they'll look as new or as worn as you'd like.
This is another great set for your next Phantom project and will make any AMS modeler happy!
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!