Eduard Brassin 1/48 UB-16 Rocket Pod Set First Look
|Date of Review||November 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||UB-16 Rocket Pod Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648173||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Four nicely detailed missiles||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$9.95|
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 pair of UB-16 rocket pods carried on just about every Soviet fighter, fighter-bomber, and attack helicopter of the 1960s through 1980s. Each pod carried 16 x 57mm folding-fin rockets and there is also a larger version which I hope Eduard produces with is the UB-32 which was 32 x 57mm rockets.
This set is molded in gray resin with photo-etched rear tube frame rings and a set of stenciling on the included decal sheet. This is another useful set to keep around for your Soviet cold war-era projects.
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!