Eduard Brassin 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI Nose Gun Set First Look
|Date of Review||September 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Mosquito FB.VI Nose Gun Set||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||632077||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$39.95|
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 an extensive update to Tamiya's nose gun bay in the nose of their 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI kit. This set provides a new forward cockpit bulkhead, four ammo cannisters, four .303 in machine guns, gun mounts, ammo feeds, control boxes, and even a gun camera. The photo-etch set that also accompanies this set provides the smaller brackets and even the structural ring that reinforces the removable nose.
If you want to super-detail your Tamiya Mosquito, you'll want this set as well as the gun bay set with its four 20mm cannons in set 632078.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!