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F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set

Eduard Brassin 1/48 F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648174 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Nicely detailed afterburner chamber for the Hasegawa kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $19.95

First Look

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.

F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set

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 the afterburner chamber, J79 turbine exhaust, and early (short) afterburner nozzle in gray resin along with two drop-in-fit adaptors which will hold the new afterburner assembly properly centered in the Hasegawa and Eduard kits. Also provided is a photo-etch fret which provides the flame-holder shield and fuel injection array which mount near the turbine exhaust.

In all, this set provides a nice seamless afterburner for your Hasegawa or Eduard kit. Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!

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