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F-104 MB.7 Ejection Seat

Eduard Brassin 1/32 F-104 MB.7 Ejection Seat First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject F-104 MB.7 Ejection Seat Scale 1/32
Kit Number 632048 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Beautifully detailed ejection seat for late F-104s 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 MB.7 Ejection Seat

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 provides a beautifully rendered Martin-Baker Mark 7 ejection seat as fitted to late F-104G/S airframes. This set includes five parts cast in gray resin plus a fret of color-printed photo-etched parts for pilot restraints and actuator handles. The detailing is sharp and will look nice in your Italeri (or Hasegawa) 1/32 F-104G/S kits.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!