Eduard Brassin 1/32 Lewis Mk.II WWI Gun Set First Look
|Date of Review||May 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Lewis Mk.II WWI Gun Set||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||632049||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Important detailed gun option for British WWI subjects||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$7.95|
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 two Lewis Mk.II machine guns beautifully cast in gray resin plus a small fret of photo-etched details. What we have are the two guns cast with an air-cooled shroud, three ammunition pans with carrier handles, three pans sans handles, rear handles, barrels, and charging handles, with the front sights rendered in photo-etch. With some careful painting and dry-brushing, these Lewis guns will look great atop the wing of your next WWI British subject.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!