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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard A-4E Detail Set (for the Hobby Boss kit)
1:48 Scale

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The A-4 Skyhawk is one of the most popular jet-era subjects for scale modelers, and there have been some great kits of the Scooter in 1:48 scale, from the classic Monogram kit to the excellent (though arguably, not perfect) family of kits by Hasegawa.  Hobby Boss has recently made their contribution to the world of 1:48 scale A-4s beginning in 2016 with (so far) three kits: an A-4E, F, and M.  The tooling can be considered something of a simplified incarnation of a Hasegawa-like A-4, with retracted slats, flaps, and other details of the tooling (e.g., gear wells).

In this photoetched metal detail set, Eduard provides a good number of photoetched metal parts to enhance your Hobby Boss A-4E, from the front office to the engine exhaust.  The parts come on two frets.  One of them is a partially pre-painted fret containing 50 parts.  This fret covers cockpit and ejection seat details, with a new instrument panel, side consoles, rudder pedals, gun sight, ejection seat sides, rear view mirrors, and various knobs.  A thin sheet of acetate provides the gunsight/aiming reticle glass, and it includes two of them (just in case you need a backup).           

The second fret is unpainted and contains 106 parts.  These detail parts include the AOA vanes in the side of the nose, nose and main gear well details (including some wiring in the nose gear well), the disk brakes on the inside of the main wheel hubs, inner canopy frame details, exhaust details, drop tank access panels, and pylon bottoms.  There are also your choice of two styles of pre-painted chaff and flare dispensers (from the smaller first fret) that round the exterior details. 

Overall, this set really will make a difference with the cockpit interior to many different elements of the exterior of Hobby Boss’s 1:48 scale A-4E kit.  When I build mine, this set is definitely doing into the build.  

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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JET FIGHTERS
OF THE U. S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
PART 1: THE FIRST TEN YEARS
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U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II
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F-14 Tomcats,
Part 1: Atlantic
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Colors & Markings of the F-102
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F-14 Tomcats,
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