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Spitfire 30 gallon Slipper Tank

Eduard 1/48 Spitfire 30 gallon Slipper Tank First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2014 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Spitfire 30 gallon Slipper Tank Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648133 Media Resin
Pros Nicely detailed tires and hubs Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $9.95

First Look

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.

Spitfire 30 gallon Slipper Tank

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 resin slipper tank that served as the predecessor to the external drop tanks carried later in the war. This set consists of a single resin slipper tank and a small fret of photo-etched parts containing four brackets. This set is designed for the Eduard Spitfire kits and provides an alternative configuration not provided in the stock kit (which will make any AMS modeler happy).

Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!