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AIM-7M Sparrow Set

Eduard 1/48 AIM-7M Sparrow Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2013 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject AIM-7M Sparrow Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648069 Media Resin
Pros Beautifully detailed late Sparrows Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $13.00

First Look

AIM-7M Sparrow Set

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 four nicely detailed AIM-7M Sparrow missiles right down to the photo-etched covers over the missile motors. The set consists of four missile bodys with rear fins in place, four sets of forward fins, and a small fret of photo-etched details.

This set is ideal for late-service F-4 Phantom IIs, F-14 Tomcats, F-15 Eagles, and the F/A-18 Hornets. 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 worthlooking for!

Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!