Eduard Brassin 1/48 MER Set First Look
|Date of Review||September 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Pros||Sharp details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$15.00|
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 set of three multiple ejector racks (MERs) which were also released in their Brassin weapons set for the A-4 Skyhawk. This set consists of three MER racks with parts for bomb anti-sway braces for each of the six weapons mounts on each MER. The details on these MERs is nice where you might be tempted to display these without bombs, but they'll look good in any case loaded or unloaded.
If you want to want another nice option to seriously bomb up your next modern tactical aircraft model, this is the weapon set you're looking for. While this set was included in the A-4 Skyhawk weapons set, these MERs were employed on a wide variety of tactical aircraft.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!