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AH-1Z Exterior Detail Set

Eduard 1/48 AH-1Z Exterior Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject AH-1Z Exterior Detail Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48845 Media Resin
Pros Nice airframe enhancement set Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $30.00

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.

AH-1Z Exterior Detail Set

Here is Eduard's exterior detail set for the Kitty Hawk Models' 1/48 AH-1Z Viper (Zulu Cobra) kit. This set provides some nice details in the engine bays, barrel brackets for the chain gun, brackets for the skids, nice details to populate the avionics bay, a nice array of grilles, slime (formation) light fixtures, cable cutters, and more. This set compliments the AH-1Z Exterior detail set also produced by Eduard.

If you want to add a nice weapons load to your next Vietnam era project like the recent Academy 1/48 F-4C/D kit, this weapons set is just what you're looking for.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!