Eduard Brassin 1/32 F-104 C2 Ejection Seat First Look
|Date of Review||May 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||F-104 C2 Ejection Seat||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||632047||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Beautifully detailed ejection seat for early F-104s||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$19.95|
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 provides a beautifully rendered Lockheed C2 ejection seat as fitted to the F-104G airframes before they were updated to the Martin Baker Mk.7. This set includes four parts cast in gray resin plus a fret of color-printed photo-etched parts for pilot restraints and actuator handles. The detailing is sharp and will look nice in your Italeri (or Hasegawa) 1/32 F-104C/G kits.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!