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A6M2 Zero Upgrade Sets (For Eduard)

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We’ve just reviewed Eduard’s brand-new kit of this iconic Japanese fighter here, and the first batch of resin updates here.  The range has been further widened to improve on the kit detail in the usual modular manner, and now with a choice of medium for the cockpit panels.  Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point.  As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE), SPACE, Löök and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package that has type specific branding, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between.



SPACE 3D Printed Cockpit Decals (3DL48050)

The Eduard SPACE sets use new 3D printing techniques that lay down successive layers of different colour resin, creating highly realistic almost full complete panels that are supplied on a decal sheet.  They can depict metallic shades, plus glossy, satin and matt colours too, which really ups the detail on everything they print.  In addition, a small sheet of nickel-plated and pre-painted PE is included for the aspects of the set that lend themselves better to this medium, such as seatbelts and rudder pedals.


The decals provide all the instrument panel and various boxes in interior green and with fantastic glossy instrument dials that have colourful faces where appropriate.  The PE is pre-painted and includes additional parts for the cockpit, some of which duplicates the ProfiPACK PE, but also includes a set of four seatbelts that are arranged in their unusual “off-the-shoulder” style, much like a modern car seatbelt but with buckles rather than a clip.







Löök Pre-Painted Resin Set (644128)

This set contains a combination of pre-printed resin and PE parts to quickly and efficiently detail up your cockpit.  There are two resin parts that make up the instrument panel and side console next to the pilot, with glossy faced dials already painted for you on interior green coated black resin.  Two other literal black boxes are included for the sidewalls too, and these are also pre-painted for your ease.  Additionally, the PE sheet contains a set of four-piece three-point belts for the pilot, and a double-bezel pair of instruments to fit in the top-centre of the instrument panel.







Seatbelts STEEL (FE1238)

These belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting.  Coupled with the new painting method that adds additional perceived depth to the buckles and other furniture by using shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE.  The four parts fit together to provide a set of three-point belts in a style akin to a modern car belt, but with buckles.








Masks Tface (EX821)

Supplied on a larger sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with everything to cover the exterior of the canopy, but also give you another set of masks tailored to fit the interior of the glazing so that you can paint the canopy interior with confidence and give your model that extra bit of realism.  You also get a set of wheel masks to cut the demarcation between tyre and hub with ease.







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