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F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set

Eduard Brassin 1/32 F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 632043 Media Resin
Pros Nicely detailed afterburner nozzle for the Italeri 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.

F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Early Set

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 the interior and exterior nozzles for the early-model J79 engine to replace the kit parts in the Italeri 1/32 F-104C or early G kit. If you're doing a later G or F-104S, Eduard has also released the long-nozzled J79 version for those subject as well.

In all, this set provides a nicely detailed afterburner for your Italeri kit. Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!