Eduard 1/35 M2 Browning First Look
|Date of Review||July 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Kit Number||635001||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice option||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$8.00|
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.
Here is Eduard's first Brassin release in 1/35 scale, the M2 (Ma Deuce) machine gun. Molded in gray resin, the M2 is molded in a primary part from barrel to handles plus a separately cast charging handle in resin, two sets of barrel handles and two triggers provided as photo-etched parts. While it appears that the area inside the handles are solid resin, the resin is actually quite thin so you can remove the flash and have the handles in the clear.
Since the M2 has been in continuous use from World War Two to present, this set will enhance any crewed M2 on tanks and armored vehicles, helicopters, and tripod mounted use. With a few simple modifications, this set can also be used for remotely operated installations as well. Take a look at one (or more) of these for your next project.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!