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Ju 87A Stuka Interior Self-Adhesive

Eduard 1/32 Ju 87A Stuka Interior Self-Adhesive First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Ju 87A Stuka Interior Self-Adhesive Scale 1/32
Kit Number 33145 Media Photo-Etch
Pros Beautiful detail update for the Trumpeter kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $19.95

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.

When Eduard first introduced the acetate-printed instrument faces that go behind their photo-etched instrument panels, this raised the bar on model cockpit reality as you could almostread the time on the aircraft clock. How could they top that?

It took a number of years, but the answer is color photo-etch. Eduard has developed a process for printing color directly on their photo-etched parts such that now you not only can read the instrument faces, you can now see the color warning placards and even tell the time on the analog instrument faces.

To top this all off, Eduard realized that some folks would have troubles stacking layers of photo-etched parts without having cyano oozing out of the wrong places and ruining the entire panel assembly. Eduard has developed a self-adhesive technology that makes the back of each part self-adhesive where all you need to do is remove each part from the fret and carefully align the parts atop one another, adjust as needed, then press them firmly together to make the lamination permanent. Nice!

Ju 87A Stuka Interior Self-Adhesive

In this release, Eduard has updated the cockpits of the Trumpeter 1/32 Ju 87A kit. This photo-etched fret is color-printed and treated with a self-adhesive backing which makes assembly of the multi-layer instrument panel and mounting of the details into the cockpit mess-free. This set includes the pilot's instrument panel, two radio faces for the rear cockpit radio rack, updated switch panels and an updated throttle quadrant.

This set will really set off the inside of Trumpeter kit and provide a level of detail that is difficult to achieve by hand-painting. If you want more interior details, this fret is also included in the Ju 87A interior detail set which also includes a second fret containing additional structural and system details.

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

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!