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UB-16 Rocket Pod Set

Eduard Brassin 1/48 UB-16 Rocket Pod Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2014 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject UB-16 Rocket Pod Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648173 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Four nicely detailed missiles Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $9.95

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.

UB-16 Rocket Pod Set

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 pair of UB-16 rocket pods carried on just about every Soviet fighter, fighter-bomber, and attack helicopter of the 1960s through 1980s. Each pod carried 16 x 57mm folding-fin rockets and there is also a larger version which I hope Eduard produces with is the UB-32 which was 32 x 57mm rockets.

This set is molded in gray resin with photo-etched rear tube frame rings and a set of stenciling on the included decal sheet. This is another useful set to keep around for your Soviet cold war-era projects.

Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!