Eduard Brassin 1/32 Mosquito B.IV Wheels Set First Look
|Date of Review||October 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Mosquito B.IV Wheels Set||Scale||1/32|
|Pros||Nice update for the HK Model kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$14.95|
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 created a replacement set of wheels for the HK Model 1/32 Mosquito B.IV kit. Where the kit wheels are molded in halves, this set provides the tires without seams and separate wheel hubs which are a drop-in fit for the kit's landing gear struts. The set's mold block is attached to the weighted portion of the wheel. This set also includes a replacement tail wheel as well. This is a simple but eye-catching enhancement for the very nice HK Model Mossie bomber. If you're wondering if this will work with the Tamiya Mossie FB.VI, it can be modified but Eduard is releasing the Tamiya Mossie detail sets very soon.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!