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R-77/AA-12 Adder Set

Eduard 1/48 R-77/AA-12 Adder Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2014 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject R-77/AA-12 Adder Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648143 Media Resin
Pros Nice option Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $15.00

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. 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.

R-77/AA-12 Adder Set

In this release, Eduard has provided another installment in the Soviet/Russian aircraft weapons stores department - the R-77 so-called AMRAAMski (NATO designation: AA-12 Adder). This set provides four missile bodies, four sets of cruciform wings, four sets of grid fins, four missile pylons all molded in dark gray resin, and a set of nozzle rings in photo-etch. A small decal sheet with weapons stenciling is also included.

This is a great opportunity to update the armament of your favorite MiG-29 series or Su-27, Su-30, Su-32, Su-33, Su-34, Su-35, Su-37, and any other recent Russian fighter as well as older fighters like the MiG-21 and MiG-29 that have been updated. Check your references!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!