Eduard 1/48 F-4C Wheels First Look
|Date of Review||May 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Pros||Nicely detailed tires and hubs||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$7.95|
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 a nice set of resin wheels for the Academy 1/48 F-4C/D Phantom II kit. This set has very nicely detailed hubs with anti-skid brakes for this variant as well as crisp tread and lettering on the tires with the Goodyear logo that you won't find on other wheels. The wheels are molded in gray resin while a set of wheel chocks are also included cast in yellow resin. The set also includes a set of wheel masks to make painting much easier.
This is another great set for your next Phantom project and will make any AMS modeler happy!
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!