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A-4E/F Wheel Set

Eduard Brassin 1/48 A-4E/F Wheel Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject A-4E/F Wheel Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648214 Media Resin
Pros Sharp details, simple upgrade 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 photo-etch as well.

A-4E/F Wheel Set

In this release, Eduard provides a simple upgrade to the kit wheels included in the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4E/F Skyhawk or Eduard's limited edition A-4E/F kits. This set replicates the later pattern main wheel hubs introduced with in-service A-4E and standard with the A-4F airframes. This set includes the sharply cast resin main wheels with separately cast brake hubs and also includes a resin nosewheel and nosewheel fork. This set also includes a set of yellow-tape paint masks to make the job of painting these beauties even easier.

This is a nice option for the modeler who whats that extra detail without all of the seam-filling to get there.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!