Eduard 1/32 US 250lb Bombs First Look
|Date of Review||May 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||US 250lb Bombs||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||632036||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nicely detailed bombs||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$14.95|
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. Eduard has stepped up with a new product line to complement their photo-etched detail series - Brassin. Brassin is a play on words with Brass and Resin, and in many sets in this series, the resin details also include a set of color photo-etch as well.
In this release, Eduard has produced a nice pair of World War 2 and Korean War era 250 pound general purpose bombs. The set includes a pair of bombs, a pair of box fins, all cast in light gray resin, and a small fret of photo-etch containing the nose and tail fuse spinners. These will look great on virtually any USAAF, USN, or USMC fighter, fighter-bomber, or bomber aircraft from the P-47 to the F9F. If you opt to bomb up one of the 1/32 B-25 or B-17 kits, you're going to need a few of these sets!
This is another great set for your next project and will make any AMS modeler happy!
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!