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Terma Pod Set

Eduard Brassin 1/48 Terma Pod Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

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

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.

Terma Pod Set

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!