Eduard 1/48 Mk.84 Bombs w/Retarded Fin Set First Look
|Date of Review||September 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Mk.84 Bombs w/Retarded Fin||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648221||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nicely done Mk.84s||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$13.00|
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 replicated a pair of retarded Mk.84 2000lb general purpose bombs. These differ from standard Mk.84s by having a different tail section that contains an inflatible ballute. This set includes two bombs cast in light gray resin, three types of fuses cast in dark gray resin, and tail cone covers with hinges in photo-etch. A set of decals are also provided for weapons stenciling. You'll find this weapon on modern combat aircraft so you'll want to stock up on these for future projects!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!