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P-39 Early Wheels Set

Eduard Brassin 1/48 P-39 Early Wheels Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2016 Manufacturer Eduard Brassin
Subject P-39 Early Wheels Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648202 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Beautiful casting Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $10.00

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. 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.

P-39 Early Wheels Set

In this release, Eduard has produced a beautiful set of resin landing gear wheels complete with photo-etched details for the Eduard P-39 Airacobra kits (and can be adapted to the Hasegawa P-39 as well). The set includes an early styled nosewheel with photo-etched hub inserts, two main wheels with the standard rounded cross-section tires used early in the war, choice of hub covers, and a set of yellow-tape paint masks to make the job of painting these much easier.

This is an easy upgrade for your P-39/P-400 kit and adds nice hub and tire tread details to the overall visual detail of your model.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!

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