Eduard Brassin 1/48 P-39 Early Wheels Set First Look
|Date of Review||February 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard Brassin|
|Subject||P-39 Early Wheels Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648202||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Beautiful casting||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$10.00|
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 a beautiful set of resin landing gear wheels complete with photo-etched details for the Eduard P-39 Airacobra kits (and can be adapted to the Hasegawa P-39 as well). The set includes an early styled nosewheel with photo-etched hub inserts, two main wheels with the standard rounded cross-section tires used early in the war, choice of hub covers, and a set of yellow-tape paint masks to make the job of painting these much easier.
This is an easy upgrade for your P-39/P-400 kit and adds nice hub and tire tread details to the overall visual detail of your model.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!