Eduard Brassin 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI Wheels Set First Look
|Date of Review||October 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Mosquito FB.VI Wheels Set||Scale||1/32|
|Pros||Nice update for the Tamiya kit||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 created a replacement set of wheels for the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI kit. Where the kit wheels are molded with some innovative assemblies, this set provides the tires without seams and separate wheel hubs which are a drop-in fit for the kit's landing gear struts. The set's mold block is attached to the weighted portion of the wheel. This set also includes a replacement tail wheel as well. This is a simple but eye-catching enhancement for the very nice Tamiya Mossie fighter-bomber. If you're wondering if this will work with the HK Models Mossie B.IV, it can be modified but Eduard has already released the wheels and other details for that Mossie kit.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!