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Fw 190 Instrument Bezels

Eduard 1/24 Fw 190 Instrument Bezels First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2008 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Fw 190 Instrument Bezels Scale 1/24
Kit Number 23013 Media Photo-Etch
Pros Color-printed instrument faces and instrument bezels will really improve the appearance of your 1/24 Fw 190 Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $9.95

First Look

Fw 190 Instrument Bezels

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.

In many aircraft models, builders will settle for a drop of black on the dials or perhaps a decal to replicate the look of the panel. While this works in smaller scales, a 1/24 cockpit is easy to peer into and details (or lack thereof) become quickly noticed.

This release is designed to radically improve the appearanceof the instrument panel using color printed instrument faces that replicate the finer details of each instrument (altimeter, airspeed, turn and bank, engine instruments, etc.). The Germans used an interesting color coding scheme to help the less experienced pilots improve their instrument scans by indicating instrument types by color bezel around the instrument. This set replicatesthat detail very nicely as well.

This set consists of a fret of instrument faces of various types that will allow you to populate your favorite 1/24 Fw 190A/F (Airfix/Heller) or Fw 190D (Trumpeter) kit.

You should be able to find this instrument set at your local hobby retailer or one of the many online hobby shops. Trustme, this is worth looking for!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!