Eduard 1/48 F-86F Wheels Set First Look
|Date of Review||January 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||F-86F Wheels Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Beautiful casting, choice of nosewheel hub types||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$10.00|
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 color photo-etch as well.
In this release, Eduard has produced a beautiful set of replacement wheels for the recent Eduard or Hasegawa F-86F Sabre kits. This set includes two main wheels/tires with separately cast brake assemblies, and your choice of early (three-piece) or late-style (one-piece) nosewheel. This set is a drop-in fit for the Eduard/Hasegawa kits (the instructions show a part of the axles need to be trimmed on the kit landing gear) and also includes a set of yellow-tape paint masks to make painting these beauties easier.
Grab up a set or two to bomb up your next Sabre project!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!