Eduard 1/48 AGM-12B Bullpup Missile Set First Look
|Date of Review||October 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||AGM-12B Bullpup Missile Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nice details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$15.00|
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 provided a nice set of AGM-12B Bullpup missiles. Developed in the late 1950s, the Bullpup was one of the early air-to-ground guided missiles using command guidance to allow the pilot to 'fly' the missile down to the target. The AGM-12B had a 250 pound warhead which was effective against smaller targets and was carried by aircraft like the A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief, and F-4 Phantom II. Combat experience with Bullpup led to more advanced guided missiles like Walleye and Maverick.
This set includes four missile fuselages, four sets of forward and rear fins, four rear missile fairings and four exhaust nozzle covers. One set of decal stencils are included to provide additional details to the four missiles.
This is another nice weapons set from Eduard's Brassin series and provide you some very detailed armament options.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!