Eduard Brassin 1/32 Lewis Mk.III WWI Gun Set First Look
|Date of Review||May 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Lewis Mk.III WWI Gun Set||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||632054||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Important detailed gun option for British WWI subjects||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$7.95|
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 provides two Lewis Mk.III machine guns beautifully cast in gray resin plus a small fret of photo-etched details. What we have are the two guns cast with afine details, 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!