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Eduard Brassin 1/48 HVAR Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2012 Manufacturer Eduard Brassin
Subject HVAR Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648061 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Beautiful detail update for your favorite US/allied WWII and Korean War fighter Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $10.00

First Look


Eduard Brassin 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 set of eight High Velocity Aerial Rockets (HVAR) which are the standard tactical air-to-ground weapons used by US and allied fighters during World War II and Korea. This set consists of eight rocket airframes and eight sets of tail fins cast in dark gray resin. A small fret of photo-etched parts are included which provide the mounting bands, exhaust nozzles, and ignition wiring for each of the eight rockets.

This set will provide a nice detailed set of underwing armament for your 1/48 P-47, F6F, TBF, F9F, F2H, and many more subjects that were equipped to fire the standard HVAR.

You should be able to find this detail set at your local hobby retailer or one of the many online hobby shops. Trust me, this is worth looking for!

Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to Eduard Brassin for this review sample!