Eduard 1/48 MiG-21PF Cockpit Set First Look
|Date of Review||November 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||MiG-21PF Cockpit Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648144||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$35.00|
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 completely replaced the cockpit in their 1/48 MiG-21PF kit with this resin and photo-etch masterpiece. This set includes a new cockpit tub with front and rear bulkheads, detailed ejection seat, control stick, rudder pedals, instrument panel coming, and even a pilot's helmet all cast in gray resin. This set also provides a choice of resin or photo-etched instrument panel as well as photo-etched pilot restraints, ejection seat handles, and framing for the forward hinged canopy.
This is a nice enhancement for the Eduard MiG-21PF kits and provides a nice front office to see under that open canopy.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!