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MiG-21PF/PFM/R Speed Brake Set

Eduard 1/48 MiG-21PF/PFM/R Speed Brake Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2014 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject MiG-21PF/PFM/R Speed Brake Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648146 Media Resin
Pros Nice option Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $10.00

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/PFM/R Speed Brake Set

Here we have a set of air brakes for the so-called 'generation two' MiG-21 Fishbeds including the MiG-21PF, MiG-21PFM (including SPS), and MiG-21R. This set provides the two forward and one rear ventral speed brake petals plus actuator rams all cast in gray resin. These are drop-in replacements for the kit parts and provide more details inside the speed brakes should you want to pose your MiG-21 with its brakes extended (or drooping without hydraulic pressure).

This is a nice enhancement for the Eduard MiG-21 kits and provides more detail options for your next project.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!