Eduard 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI Gun Bay Set First Look
|Date of Review||May 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Mosquito FB.VI Gun Bay Set||Scale||1/32|
|Pros||Beautiful details for the ventral gun bay||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$40.00|
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 a super-detailed 20mm gun bay for the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI kit. This set replicates the internal airframe structures, gun mounts, four Hispano 20mm cannons, ammo cans, and the ammo feed chutes. The instructions walk you through the assembly of this gun bay (which is a kit of its own right) and how to fit the completed assembly into the Tamiya's ventral bay.
While this set super-details the ventral gun bay, Eduard is also producing a similar set for the four .303 machine guns in the nose gun bay. You'll want to obtain both sets to depict the FB.VI or NF.II being readied for its next mission.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!