Eduard Brassin 1/32 Spandau WWI Gun Set First Look
|Date of Review||September 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Spandau WWI Gun Set||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||632059||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Important detailed gun options for German WWI subjects||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.
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 Spandau machine guns beautifully cast in gray resin plus a small fret of photo-etched details. You also see a separate set of resin gun breeches and barrels along with the air cooling shields rendered in photo-etch. This gives you the option to detail up a full-up resin-cast gun with a few photo-etched parts or build up very detailed guns. You could almost build up four complete guns in this set if it weren't for the fact that only two ring sights are provided. The latter super-detailed guns would look good on your WingNut Wings German aircraft.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!