Eduard 1/48 Meteor F.8 Wheels Set First Look
|Date of Review||October 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Meteor F.8 Wheels Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nice option||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$8.00|
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 nice set of detaled wheels and splash guards for the recent Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8 kit. This set provides replacement wheels for the nose and main gear cast in gray resin as well as their splash guards also cast in gray resin. This set will provide a nice visual enhancement for the Airfix kit and will be a drop-in fit for the kit parts once removed from their casting blocks. These parts may also fit the Classic Airframes kits with a little adaptation.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!