Eduard Brassin 1/32 F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Late Set First Look
|Date of Review||April 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||F-104 Exhaust Nozzle Late Set||Scale||1/32|
|Pros||Nicely detailed afterburner nozzle for the Italeri kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$19.95|
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.
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 late-model J79 engine to replace the kit parts in the Italeri 1/32 F-104G/S kit. If you're doing an earlier G or F-104C, Eduard has also released the short-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!