Eduard Brassin 1/72 German Submarine 8,8cm Gun First Look
|Date of Review||November 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||German Submarine 8,8cm Gun||Scale||1/72|
|Kit Number||672034||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nicely detailed deck gun||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$19.95|
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 a highly detailed 88mm deck gun for either of the Revell 1/72 U-Boat kits. This set is cast in gray resin and augmented with finer parts produced in photo-etch. The barrel is plugged to keep the water out so this set is intended to be shown with the gun stowed, so if you opt to depict the gun in action, you'll have to hollow out the gun tube and add a gun crew and ammunition.
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!