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