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Swordfish Mk.I Exterior Detail Set

Eduard 1/32 Swordfish Mk.I Exterior Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2010 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Swordfish Mk.I Exterior Detail Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32236 Media Photo-Etch
Pros Beautiful transformation of the Trumpeter 1/32 Swordfish Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $25.00

First Look

Swordfish Mk.I Exterior Detail Set

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 this release, Eduard provides those details that are difficult to do in styrene and have provided a nice array of details for the exterior surfaces of the Trumpeter 1/32 Swordfish Mk.I kit.

You can clearly see the wing ribs in the image and these provide some nice detail should you opt to fold the wings of your Stringbad.

What isn't quite so evident are all of the small details that dress up the airframe such as control horns for the elevators, rudder, and ailerons which have eyes that will allow you to rig the control lines. The frames for the cockpit entry kick steps are also there.

The set provides numerous access panel covers around the airframe as well as those subtle tie-down rings. Even the airflow guides that went between the cylinder heads are here.

Even the torpedo gets a treatment of photo-etched controlvanes and access panels.

You should be able to find this detail set at your local hobby retailer or one of the many online hobby shops. Trust me, thisis worth looking for!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!