Eduard Brassin 1/48 GBU-49 Set First Look
|Date of Review||January 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Pros||Sharp details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$13.00|
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 photo-etch as well.
In this release, Eduard provides a pair of GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II bombs which provide a dual laser and GPS guidance package to the BLU-133 500 pound bomb unit. These weapons are used extensively by the US and if you've recently acquired the Kinetic 1/48 Super Etendard, the GBU-49 is one of the common weapons used by the SEM (modernized Super Etendard).
If you want to want another nicely rendered weapon to bomb up your next OIF/OEF/OIR project, grap several of these sets to enhance your loadouts.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!