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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard BIG SIN Set for the Eduard MiG-23MF Kit
1:48 Scale

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In 2012, Trumpeter launched a family of MiG-23 Flogger kits in 1:48 scale, and in 2018, Eduard reboxed one of them in their popular and very impressive limited edition issue, Bedna: MiG-23MF/ML in Czechoslovak Service.  As is often the case, Eduard followed up with a number of additional aftermarket sets for the Eduard/Trumpeter kit.  Here, we take a look at this BIG SIN detail set that combines three of these Brassin sets into one package at a savings for the customer.

Eduard Brassin #648089 - MiG-23M/MF Wheels:  The kit wheels are indeed a bit simplified.  As is often the case, you can do better with resin.  This Brassin set contains 16 cast resin parts and 13 photoetched metal parts.  The cast resin details of the nose and main gear tires and tire treads are quite impressive as are the tire hub and brake features.  The gear doors, and a few other items such as the prominent nosewheel mudguard are also included as resin parts.  The PE parts are provided on a small photoetched metal fret and cover a variety of landing gear lines and a prominent small guard that extends in front and below the main gear itself.  There’s also a very handy wheel hub masking set included to make painting the wheels rather trouble-free and precise. 

Eduard Brassin #648104 - MiG-23M/MF Main Wheel Bay:  The kit itself has a decent set of main gear wells, but the detail is sparse compared to the real thing.  This Brassin set is designed to virtually drop straight into the kit to provide some really exceptional details above and beyond what injection molding can provide.  The set contains 13 cast resin parts that really do capture the finer details and nuances of the MiG-23 main gear wells (e.g., pipes, wiring and cables, junction boxes).  The gear doors, gear door actuators, and a few other items are also included as resin parts.  Eleven other parts cover you for gear door locking latches and more wiring on a small photoetched metal fret.  

Eduard Brassin #648105 - MiG-23M/MF Exhaust Nozzle:  Looking at my reference photos of the back end of a Flogger, Trumpeter’s kit exhaust and engine nozzle is again somewhat simplified and inaccurate.  This set contains seven cast resin parts that are drool-inducing.  I have no other way to say it.  This is probably the best exhaust nozzle set I’ve seen Eduard produce – and they’ve done some really excellent work in the past.  The detail is exquisite, from the intricate corrugated surfaces of the afterburner can to the back end of the final stage compressor face, flame holder, fuel injection ring, nozzle actuators, and the engine nozzle itself.  This set is designed to drop right into the kit.  It is gorgeous.   

Overall, this BIG SIN set will bring some great detail to your Eduard Flogger or any of the Trumpeter 1:48 scale MiG-23M/MF kits.  These are some seriously cool details.

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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