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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard Photoetched Metal Detail Sets for the
Kitty Hawk F-5F Tiger II Kit-- 1:32 Scale

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In 2018, Kitty Hawk made some major waves with the release of their 1:32 scale two-seat F-5F Tiger II kit (and see our review HERE).  It certainly represents the best F-5F kit in 1:32 scale.  Yet, there are areas where more detail can be added.  For example, Phase Hanger has now produced full-length intake trunking (completely absent in the kit).  Eduard has also issued a few sets of their own to improve on the kit, and here we take a look at Eduard #32946 F-5F Interior, Eduard # 33216 F-5F ZOOM, and Eduard # 33217 F-5F Seatbelts STEEL.

Eduard #32946 F-5F Interior:  The kit cockpit is not too bad, and it does represent an improvement over cockpit details in past Kitty Hawk kits.  Yet, this Eduard set is the way to go if you seek an even more detailed and accurate cockpit.  Here, you get 49 parts on a pre-painted fret and 57 additional parts on an unpainted fret.  The pre-painted parts provide complete replacements for the front and rear cockpit instrument panels, side console panels, throttle quadrants, map case, various handles, levers, data placards, and ejection seat details.  The pre-painted details are really gorgeous, and the individually painted dial faces look quite accurate and have been treated with the Eduard “raised dial” effect.  The second PE fret has a lot of details for the open gun bays, most prominently the replacement photoetched metal ammo chutes for the gun.  The etched Northrop imprimatur on the rudder pedals is even legible.  These are far superior to the injection molded gun bay parts in the kit.         

Eduard #33216 F-5F ZOOM:  this set contains only the pre-painted fret included in #32946.  This is pure cockpit detailing as described above, ideal for the builder interested in only in the instrument panels and side consoles.

Eduard #33217 F-5F Seatbelts STEEL:  While the kit comes with photoetched metal shoulder harnesses, they might strike many as a little basic and maybe even a slightly over-scale.  This set provides 14 pre-painted parts for the shoulder harnesses and belts, complete with very fine stitching details and some shading effects.  They look great and compare very well to my references.  

We extend our sincere thanks to Eduard for the review sample. You can visit them on the web at http://www.eduard.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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