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Swordfish Hinges and Surface Panels

Eduard 1/32 Swordfish Hinges and Surface Panels First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2010 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Swordfish Hinges and Surface Panels Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32240 Media Photo-Etch
Pros Nice details for the Trumpeter 1/32 Swordfish Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $23.00

First Look

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.

Swordfish Hinges and Surface Panels

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 kit.

This set provides all of the hinges and inspection panels that cover the airframe. These are the sort of details you don't see in a kit but you will see all over the real aircraft. These are subtle details and when done right, won't really be noticed until you park your Swordfish next to another modelthat doesn't have the details installed.

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!