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Lewis Mk.II WWI Gun Set

Eduard Brassin 1/32 Lewis Mk.II WWI Gun Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Lewis Mk.II WWI Gun Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 632049 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Important detailed gun option for British WWI subjects Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $7.95

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.

Lewis Mk.II WWI Gun 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 provides two Lewis Mk.II machine guns beautifully cast in gray resin plus a small fret of photo-etched details. What we have are the two guns cast with an air-cooled shroud, three ammunition pans with carrier handles, three pans sans handles, rear handles, barrels, and charging handles, with the front sights rendered in photo-etch. With some careful painting and dry-brushing, these Lewis guns will look great atop the wing of your next WWI British subject.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!