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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard F4U-1A Löök for the Tamiya Kit
1:32 Scale

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In 2018, Eduard launched a new product line called Löök that feature hyper-accurate, pre-painted resin aircraft instrument panels.  Here, we take a gander at the Löök set developed for the exemplary 1:32 scale Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair, which, in your reviewer’s opinion, might be the greatest injection-molded plastic model aircraft kit every made.

This is comes with three resin parts:  the instrument panel and the left and right instrument panel side consoles.  It appears to be cast in black resin and then painted using Eduard’s production process.  And for good measure, Eduard has also included their pre-painted STEEL set for the F4U-1A shoulder harnesses and lap belts.

The parts are fully three-dimensional resin castings with appropriately raised instrument bezels, switches, knobs, and other details such as data placards and bolt details.  The precision-painted instrument dial faces are the real highlight.  Consulting my Corsair references, each dial is accurately represented here, and you can visually identify and distinguish between artificial horizon, turn indicator, compass, oil temperature indicator, oil pressure gauge, airspeed indicator, manifold pressure gauge, and so forth.  Then, Eduard dropped in a bit of their distortion-free, self-leveling clear glass treatment (I think it’s a clear gel medium) atop each dial face.  It is as impressive as it is precise.

The STEEL photoetched seatbelts set also comes with the Löök instrument panel.  As mentioned in previous reviews, these look great and contain details including stitching and even some shading/shadow effects.

For the value and detail that it brings, this gorgeous Löök set it is also very well priced.  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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