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US 500lb Bombs

Eduard 1/32 US 500lb Bombs First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2014 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject US 500lb Bombs Scale 1/32
Kit Number 632037 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Nicely detailed bombs Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.95

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.

US 500lb Bombs

Many AMS modelers will collect the relevant Eduard photo-etch sets for a given project, but they'll also go out and gather specific resin enhancements as well. Eduard has stepped up with a new product line to complement their photo-etched detail series - Brassin. Brassin is a play on words with Brass and Resin, and in many sets in this series, the resin details also include a set of color photo-etch as well.

In this release, Eduard has produced a nice pair of 500 pound bombs complete with photo-etched fuses and decals for stencils. These were carried on a variety of World War Two aircraft (check your references) so whether you want to bomb up a fighter or use these in your 1/32 B-25 or B-17 bomb bay, these bombs will certainly enhance the look of your project.

This is another great set for your next project and will make any AMS modeler happy!

Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!