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  1. Eduard Photo Etch Detail Sets for Airfix Fairey Swordfish Kit 1:72 Eduard Of all Airfix’s recent kits, the 1:72 Swordfish seems to be the one that has set the benchmark for future releases. Airfix really seem to have hit the mark with their Stringbag, as the kit features a perfect blend of fine detail, clever engineering and buildability. Now Eduard have released a brace of photo etch detail sets to build on the kit’s tremendous foundations. Swordfish (self adhesive) 1:72 Eduard The first set is a one-stop-shop for producing a super-detailed Swor
  2. HMS Eskimo detail set 1/350 White Ensign Models It was good to see Trumpeter releasing the 1:350 kit of HMS Eskimo and whilst it is a nice kit overall it does have a number of problems, not all of which can be sorted with just the parts on the single etched brass sheet in this set. That said, this set will enable the modeller to build the ship in any number of forms throughout her career and also provides parts to build a number of her sisters. To really make an accurate model of the Eskimo you will need to change the ships boats, which are of the wrong type, (certainly not British
  3. Hi all, I've been building the Revell A319/20's recently, putting a little more work into them each time. I'd really like some metal fan blades for the engines. A quick search hasn't turned up any. Does anyone know if they're out there? Chris
  4. Photo Etch for SPAD XIII 1:48 Eduard Eduard's Spad XIII is a beautiful and highly detailed kit which has been released in several versions, from 'Weekend' to 'Profipack' under their own label, and a few years ago was also issued by Revell. This new set from Eduard is labeled on the packet as 'For Revell Kit' and on the instructions as 'for Revell / Eduard kit' , which is no surprise as the plastic in both kits is identical. The etched set is pre-painted where appropriate, which means the seat belts, map, several instruments, and leather lifting straps for the rear fuselage. U
  5. As promised we're now stocking a new range of 1/700 warship etch, it's a small range of etch so far but I'm sure it will grow. One of the guys in the Fine Waterline SIG (who I've known for a while) has taken the plunge and has started his own range of etch. He's a very good ship modeller and a regular on the show circuit in the North West and Midlands and when I heard that he was doing his own range of etch, I knew we should stock it. His company is called Starling Models and hopefully it will fill some gaps with some useful etch. http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/starling-models-1700-etch-354-c.as
  6. Bell P-39Q/N Dream Model 1:32 The new 1:32 Bell P-39Q/N from KittyHawk is a very nice kit straight from the box, but there’s always room for improvement, and Dream Model have released this etch set just for this occasion. Designed purely for the cockpit the single pre-painted sheet is full of those useful little items that can really make a cockpit. The set also includes the instrument panels in a three part systems, where the instruments, printed on an acetate sheet are glued to the back of the panel, then white pare, the templates of which are provided are glued to the back of the
  7. HMS Illustrious Atlantic Models 1:350 Originally released under the White Ensign label, Peter Hall has now updated this superb set and released it under his own Atlantic Models label. The set no longer contains the backdating parts, so is only for use on the Airfix HMS Illustrious kit in her final mod state. Peter has now added parts that were missed off in the original release, allowing the modeller to make and even more accurate example of the last of the Invincibles. As with the most recently released its, the instructions for this set are contained in a PDF file on a CD, so you
  8. USS Yorktown Eduard 1:350 It was great to see Merit International release the USS Yorktown earlier this year, but, no matter how great a kit is, Eduard always seem to find something to improve upon. The first two sets for the Yorktown have now been released. The first is for the ships boats and cranes, whilst the second is for the AA weaponry. Both sets are up to the usual standard set by Eduard and as such are full of very small parts, where a good pick-up pencil wouldn’t go amiss. Some of the kit parts need to be modified by the modeller before the etched parts can be fitted. S
  9. Focke Wulf 190 Cockpit and MG 131 compartment 1:32 Brassin Having just finished reviewing the last two sets from Brassin, HERE, a further two sets arrived from Britmodeller HQ. The first is a comprehensive set to replace the kit cockpit and the second is to replace and detail the upper gun mounts between the cockpit and engine bay. (Cockpit Set 632-056) This set is provided in the small cardboard box now standard for the larger Brassin sets. On opening and removing the top layer of foam, the modeller is confronted with a large resin part, three bags of smaller parts in both dark and
  10. Mikoyan Mig-21MFN Eduard/Brassin Eduard/Brassin 1:48 With the release of the weekend edition of the Mig-21MFN reviewed HERE, it was only a matter of time before Eduard/Brassin released some detail sets for it. These three small sets are enough to lift the kit from the ordinary to something a little bit special. The Brassin set is to replace the kits ejection seat. The seat is built up from the main seat unit, to which the resin seat squab, backrest and headbox, and three side plates are attached. The PE parts are then added, these include the seat firing handle, seat release handle a
  11. HMS Illustrious R-06 Eduard 1:350 The Airfix 1:350 HMS Illustrious kit has been out for some time now, in fact it was first released in 2010. It’s only since the sad demise of White Ensign Models that Eduard have finally decided to release some etch sets for the kit. There are three sets in total providing everything the modeller needs to superdetail their kit. (53136 Superstructure) This two sheet set contains one large sheet and one small one. As the set name suggests this set is purely to add detail to the island superstructure and will make for a very busy and detailed area. B
  12. Hey everyone, Sorry if this has been answered before and I couldn't find anything on the manufacturers website... I have an Eduard Zoom set with pre-painted etch and the black plastic film that goes behind the etch pieces. How do I attach these to a plastic kit cockpit? I know you use Super/CA for the etch but won't that melt the film bit of the 'sandwich'? Thanks in advance, Dermot
  13. USS Hornet Detail Sets 1:200 Eduard Continuing their range of 1:200 scale ships Trumpeter released the USS Hornet in 2013, since then only the likes of Mk1 Design and Tetra have released detail sets, which are almost as expensive, if not more, than the kit itself. Eduard have now joined the fray with five individual sets for those who like to have more of a choice as to what areas they like to add detail, and on a more affordable budget. The five sets include items for the cranes, radar, life boats, Oerlikon, 5” guns and quad AA mounts. Part 1- (53-128) this single sheet set is des
  14. Etch Douglas C-47 Updates (for Airfix) 1:72 Eduard Having built the Airfix C-47 last year as a diorama, I was impressed with the kit. It went together very well and the detail was certainly good from the box. That said, us modellers know that we can always take it one step further when we build a favourite aircraft. Eduard provide the solutions to do this in their familiar etch 'flat pack's and Brassin resin. Both the interior and exterior are catered for. Brassin Resin C-47 Wheels (672 046) The kit wheels are well defined, but these resin replacements are superb with more accurate loo
  15. USS Missouri Detail Sets 1:200 Eduard Fourth in Trumpeters release schedule of famous battleships in 1:200, the USS Missouri kit is one to behold, particularly the size and detail held within the huge box. But as wonderful and detailed the kit is there are always ways to make a model finer and more detailed than even the kit manufacturers thought possible. Naturally Eduard have taken up the baton and released not one, but 10 etched sets for the modeller to bedeck their creation. The sets vary in size and complexity ranging from two to three large sheets down to one small shee
  16. USS Arizona detail sets Eduard 1:200 It’s been quite a while since the Trumpeter 1:200 USS Arizona was released and there have been some terrific builds seen here on Britmodeller and at shows, usually using another manufacturers aftermarket parts. Eduard seem to have been a bit slow with their additions to the Arizona aftermarket scene, and have only just released the first three sets for the ship. Each set comes in their large zip lock style packaging and includes are single large sheet of relief etched brass. The design and detail are well up to the usual standard we have come t
  17. Messerschmitt Me 109E-7detail Sets for Trumpeter Eduard 1:32 Whilst the Trumpeter Messerschmitt Me109E-7 appears to be a very nice kit, it does have its problems. Unfortunately many of the problems with the possible shape issues are not that easy to rectify. If you’re not too worried about the issues, but would like to add some extra detail to the kit, then Eduard have released these two sets just for you. Interior Set (32752) The two sheets contained in the standard poly sleeve with protective card inserts provide parts for the cockpit. The small self adhesive sheet is also pre-pa
  18. Miscellaneous items 1/700 Atlantic Models Sometimes, when building a model there are items that you’d love to add that extra bit of detail without having to go to the expense of buying a full set for which you’d only use a few parts. Well Peter Hall at Atlantic Models has thought of that, and released these two sets of etched brass just for those occasions. Both sheets are quite small due mainly to the scale, but they provide enough parts to detail a whole ship. Ratlines ATEM 06: This single sheet set gives the modeller exactly what it says on the tin, a set of sixteen thin brass rat
  19. German Type IX U-Boat 1:72 Etch sets There was with much excitement when Revell announced the release of their latest in 1:72 U-Boats, the Type IX. Since then the guys and gals at Eduard have been beavering away to produce these three packs of etched brass to really enhance the detail already in the kit and add extra that Revell missed out. There is quite a bit of surgery to be done to the kits before adding the brass, so if you’re of a slightly nervous disposition then you might want to check out the instructions on the Eduard website before committing yourself. 53106 – Set 1: Co
  20. USS Indianapolis 1:350 Etch sets It’s been a little while since the Academy USS Indianapolis was released and it’s been a bit surprising that the major aftermarket manufacturers haven’t exactly been clamouring to release detail sets for it, until recently that is, with both Pontos and Eduard producing etched parts for it. The two packs that make up the detail set from Eduard don’t cover as much as the Pontos set, but they give you what is really required without making the construction overly complicated. The first set consists of two sheets of etched brass containing around 239 di
  21. Lancaster B.II - Etch & Canopy Masks for the Airfix Kit Eduard 1:72 With the release last year of the excellent B.II radial engine Lancaster from Airfix, Eduard have come up trumps with some improvement accessories to improve both the exterior and interior of the kit. Four sets are being reviewed here, exterior, interior, dedicated flap replacements and the budget Zoom set that focusses on the cockpit interior. Also included is the canopy mask set which for me at least is as integral to model building as glue and paint these days! Lancaster B.II Landing Flaps (Set 72578) Whilst th
  22. SH-3D Sea King Etch Detail Sets - for the Cyber Hobby Kit 1:72 Eduard The Cyber Hobby Sea King has been released now in several guises and on the whole it's regarded as a great kit with good detail and assembly. Whilst I don't have this kit, from research, I believe the sonar operators station is not reproduced by Cyber Hobby, which in this aircraft being an anti-submarine warfare platform is a key element. Within this review, I'm looking at the interior, exterior and Zoom set. SH-3D Sea King Interior (Set 73477) This set comprises a clear piece of acetate, a pre-painted self adhesive
  23. Fw190A-8 Etch & Canopy Masks for the Airfix Kit Eduard 1:72 The new FW190 from Airfix is a great kit and generally well received in the community despite some niggles that have been covered in builds and reviews. Eduard are always on the case looking for ways to improve kits and they've released these sets. Fw190A-8 Etch detail (Set 73493) As you would expect, the cockpit gets plenty of attention from this two fret pack with some self adhesive pre-painted etch. Both front and side panels are provided in painted etch, as are the seatbelts. A nice little touch is the inclusion of so
  24. King Tiger for Academy 1:35 Eduard The new Academy King Tiger is a corker of a kit, but as always there’s always room for improvement, and Eduard have now released two new sets to super detail the kit. Admittedly some of the styrene parts within the kit can look rather over scale and this is where the etched parts really come into their own. The modeller will need to provide styrene or brass rod and some of the kit detail needs to be removed before the etched parts can be added, as per standard procedure for Eduard sets. [36260 External Set] This set is contained on a medium sized
  25. Messerschmitt detail Sets Eduard/Brassin 1:32 Revell produced are cracking kit in their 1:32 Me-109G-6 particularly for the price, but it have some shortcomings and Eduard believe the detail also needed to be spruced up. With this in mind they have released a selection of sets for this kit, and an additional one for those modellers who would like to use the kit in a diorama. All these sets can be found in the Big Ed set or bought separately, it’s entirely up to the modeller to decide how much detail they would like or need to add. The relief etched brass is up to their usual high st
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