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F-86F Wheels Set

Eduard 1/48 F-86F Wheels Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2016 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject F-86F Wheels Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648235 Media Resin
Pros Beautiful casting, choice of nosewheel hub types 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 color photo-etch as well.

F-86F Wheels Set

In this release, Eduard has produced a beautiful set of replacement wheels for the recent Eduard or Hasegawa F-86F Sabre kits. This set includes two main wheels/tires with separately cast brake assemblies, and your choice of early (three-piece) or late-style (one-piece) nosewheel. This set is a drop-in fit for the Eduard/Hasegawa kits (the instructions show a part of the axles need to be trimmed on the kit landing gear) and also includes a set of yellow-tape paint masks to make painting these beauties easier.

Grab up a set or two to bomb up your next Sabre project!

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!