Eduard 1/48 F-4J Wheels First Look
|Date of Review||April 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Pros||Nicely detailed wheel set||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$7.95|
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 some beautifully detailed replacement wheels for the Academy 1/48 F-4J Phantom II kit. These wheels are cast in gray resin and feature some sharp details replicating the wider hubs and tires, right down to the sidewall identification. This set provides the two main and two nosewheel tires that are drop-in replacements for the kit parts.
Eduard continues to produce a nice range of detail sets at a reasonable price which will make the job of detailing your next Phantom build much easier!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!