Eduard Brassin 1/48 Mk.77 Bomb Set First Look
|Date of Review||September 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Mk.77 Bomb Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Sharp details, simple upgrade||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$15.00|
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 pair of Mk.77 fire bombs which were also released in their Brassin weapons set for the A-4 Skyhawk. This set consists of two weapons, each finely cast in gray resin and consisting with the main shell and a separately cast end cap/fuse assembly. The set also includes a set of stencils which have placement instructions included in the set.
If you want to want to add a pair of incendiary bombs on your tactical aircraft model from Vietnam to present day, this is the weapon set you're looking for.
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!