Eduard 1/48 MiG-21PF/PFM/R Speed Brake Set First Look
|Date of Review||November 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||MiG-21PF/PFM/R Speed Brake Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nice option||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$10.00|
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 we have a set of air brakes for the so-called 'generation two' MiG-21 Fishbeds including the MiG-21PF, MiG-21PFM (including SPS), and MiG-21R. This set provides the two forward and one rear ventral speed brake petals plus actuator rams all cast in gray resin. These are drop-in replacements for the kit parts and provide more details inside the speed brakes should you want to pose your MiG-21 with its brakes extended (or drooping without hydraulic pressure).
This is a nice enhancement for the Eduard MiG-21 kits and provides more detail options for your next project.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!