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SSW D.III Engine Set

Eduard 1/48 SSW D.III Engine Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2014 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject SSW D.III Engine Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648166 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Nice details Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $20.00

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.

SSW D.III Engine Set

In this release, Eduard has produced the Sh.III engine in resin and photo-etch for their beautiful SSW D.III fighter kit. This set consists of three resin parts molded in gray and one fret of photo-etched parts. The set provides the 11 cylinder bank, intake manifold, and ignition harness ring in resin with the ignition lines and push rods rendered in photo-etch.

This is a simple detail set yet it has some beautiful details that are begging to be painted and weathered into view and may be just the reason to pose your D.III with the cowling removed. If you're an AMS modeler, this set is a must-have for your D.III kit!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!