Eduard Brassin 1/48 Terma Pod Set First Look
|Date of Review||August 2016||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Terma Pod Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||648266||Media||Resin, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Nice option||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$7.95|
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 the Terma infrared countermeasures and electronic warfare pod designed for the Harrier GR.7/9 and just in time for the recent Eduard (Hasegawa) 1/48 kit. This set is cast in gray resin and presented as two parts: main body and tail cap. The pod has recesses molded into the surface to accommodate the chaff/flare dispensors that are represented on the color-printed photo-etch fret along with sensor antennas.
Check your references as I don't know of this pod was adapted to any other aircraft type. Terma makes a wide array of EW/DIRCM pods and the version carried by the Tornado GR.4 is significantly different in shape.
If you want to add a distinctive load to your Harrier project, this set is designed just for that purpose!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!