Eduard Brassin 1/48 A-4E/F Wheel Set First Look
|Date of Review||July 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||A-4E/F Wheel Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Sharp details, simple upgrade||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 photo-etch as well.
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!