Eduard 1/48 Spitfire 30 gallon Slipper Tank First Look
|Date of Review||May 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Spitfire 30 gallon Slipper Tank||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nicely detailed tires and hubs||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$9.95|
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 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!