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F3H Demon in
Detail & Scale
**********F9F Cougar in Detail & Scale
Revised Edition

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F2H Banshee in
Detail & Scale, Pt. 1

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SBD Dauntless in
Detail & Scale

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F-102 Delta Dagger in Detail & Scale
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F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale
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F-8 & RF-8 Crusader in Detail & Scale
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F/A-18E &
F/A-18F Super Hornet in Detail & Scale

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F6F Hellcat
in Detail & Scale

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F-100 Super Sabre
in Detail & Scale

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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard Brassin Spitfire Mk. I Cockpit
(for the Tamiya kit) -- 1:48 Scale

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Tamiya’s 2018 release of a new-tool Spitfire Mk. I turned a lot of heads.  It’s an outstanding kit of the pioneering first production version of the legendary fighter (and see our review HERE).  The kit cockpit is really quite good on its own, but Eduard has released a complete aftermarket cockpit replacement set in their Brassin line that far outshines the details in the kit parts.

This set contains 32 cast resin parts, 55 photoetched metal parts on one fret (some pre-painted), and two clear acetate parts along with a small decal sheet.  

The details captured here are really exceptional, from the PE instrument panel and the pre-painted dial details (an alternate resin instrument panel designed to accept decals for the instrument faces is also provided if that’s more anyone’s taste).  The pre-painted shoulder harnesses and lap belts feature some amazingly fine pre-painted and etched details, literally down to the stitching.  The quality of design and depth of cast detail in the parts that build into the cockpit frame, floor, sidewalls, single-piece seat, control column, cockpit door, oxygen bottles, throttle quadrant, gunsight, and many other details are thoroughly impressive.  A clear acetate part (along with a spare) is provided for the gunsight glass.

Only a little work will be needed to adapt this set into the Tamiya kit.  The kit sidewalls will need to be sanded smooth.  After that, this cockpit should drop right in.      

The Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I is a great kit, and this Eduard Brassin cockpit set provides the chance to install a truly exceptionally super-detailed interior.  This will be a real treat for scale modelers who enjoy working with resin detail sets.

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
Detail & Scale

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F-100 Super Sabre in Detail & Scale

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