Eduard 1/48 Bf 109G Cannon Pods First Look
|Date of Review||May 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Bf 109G Cannon Pods||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648246||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nicely detailed gun pods with options||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$12.95|
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 produced a nice pair of underwing gun pods for the Eduard 1/48 Bf 109G-6 (Late) kit. These pods represent the Ruestsatz VI pods that could be installed in the field and each pod housing an MG151/20 20mm cannon with 135 rounds. The pods are molded closed, but provide separate access doors allowing you to cut (one or both) pods open and display the gun details inside with the doors removed.
This is another great set for your next project and will make any AMS modeler happy!
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!