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MiG-21PF Cockpit Set

Eduard 1/48 MiG-21PF Cockpit Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2014 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject MiG-21PF Cockpit Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648144 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Nice details Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $35.00

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.

MiG-21PF Cockpit Set

In this release, Eduard has completely replaced the cockpit in their 1/48 MiG-21PF kit with this resin and photo-etch masterpiece. This set includes a new cockpit tub with front and rear bulkheads, detailed ejection seat, control stick, rudder pedals, instrument panel coming, and even a pilot's helmet all cast in gray resin. This set also provides a choice of resin or photo-etched instrument panel as well as photo-etched pilot restraints, ejection seat handles, and framing for the forward hinged canopy.

This is a nice enhancement for the Eduard MiG-21PF kits and provides a nice front office to see under that open canopy.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!