Eduard 1/350 USS Oliver H. Perry FFG 7 Detail Set First Look
|Date of Review||January 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||USS Oliver H. Perry FFG 7 Detail Set||Scale||1/350|
|Pros||Nice details for the Academy kits||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$50.00|
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 provided an extensive detail set for any of the Academy 1/350 Perry-class FFG kit releases. The details/enhancements provided in this set include:
- Forecastle frames
- Replacement bridge face w/windows
- Extensive railings
- Ladders to replace molded-on ladders
- Gun mount details
- Photo-etched radar antenna
- Photo-etched tracking antenna details
- Photo-etched SATCOM antennas
- Details for the RHIB boat
- Replacement flight deck control tower
- Choice of folded or extended rotor blades for SH-60
This set provides some nice detail updates to the Academy kits and will add some nice eye-catching details to your next masterpiece.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!