Eduard 1/48 SSW D.III Guns Set First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||December 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||SSW D.III Guns Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648177||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$20.00|
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.
In this release, Eduard has produced the LMG 08/15 7.92mm machine guns in 1/48 scale for their recent SSW D.III kit. This set has 16 parts cast in dark gray resin, one pair of metal rods for barrels (not imaged) and one fret of photo-etched details. There are actually four guns provided in this set. While the stock guns in the kit are nicely detailed, this set provides two complete guns in resin which are drop-in replacement for the styrene guns but offer a little more detailing around the heat shields. For the AMS modeler we have another pair of guns which include the breeches and muzzles cast in resin, the barrels provided in metal, and photo-etched heat shields along with other small details.
This set will cater to not only the intricate AMS modeler, but also the fledgling AMS modeler that isn't quite ready for all of those small parts.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!