Eduard 1/48 F-4J/S Radar Set First Look
|Date of Review||February 2013||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||F-4J/S Radar Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Beautifully detailed R-73s||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$23.00|
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.
In this release, Eduard has produced a nice enhancement for the Hasegawa F-4J or F-4S Phantom II kits. This set includes the radar set with maintenance slide rail, bulkhead adaptor for the Hasegawa kit, radar dish with photo-etch IFF elements, separately cast resin replacement radome and hinge, and color-printed placards.
If you want to pose your next F-4J or F-4S kit with the radome open and the radar set pulled out for maintenance, this is exactly the detail set you'll need to make that happen. You should be able to find this detail set at your local hobby retailer or one of the many online hobby shops. Trust me, this is worthlooking for!
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!