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Eduard Detail Sets for the Hasegawa F-22A Raptor
1:48 Scale

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The Lockheed F-22 Raptor is the aircraft at the tip of the USAF’s spear – as a fifth-generation fighter, its capabilities are exceptional.  Hasegawa produces the best F-22 kit in 1:48 scale, but you can always add more detail.  Here, we take a look at a trio of detail sets by Eduard for this kit.   

FE 1014 - F-22A ZOOM:  this set contains 55 photoeteched metal parts, and just about all of them are pre-painted.  You get a complete replacement for the instrument panel (totaling six LCD screens, the integrated control panel beneath the HUD, the left and right side consoles, the rudder pedals, some details for the stick, and a few canopy frame elements).  There are also a ton of data placards for the ejection seat (such as the ACES II markings), the cockpit/canopy frame more broadly, and well as various other ejection seat parts.  If you are looking to do a “basic” job of superdetailing the Hasegawa kit cockpit, this is your ticket.

FE 1015 - F-22A Seatbelts STEEL:  the ACES II ejection seat in the Hasegawa F-22 kit is pretty short on details.  This includes a total lack of harnesses and restraints.  Here, this pre-painted set consisting of six parts provides the shoulder harnesses/parachute risers, lap belts, ejection handles, and the green pull handle that actuates the seat’s emergency oxygen supply.  Not only are these beautifully done (right down to ultra-fine stitching details on the belts), the PE details, at least in this builder’s opinion, are the best way to do belts in scale modeling.

491014 - F-22A Interior:  here, this expanded detail set contains the same ZOOM set as described above, but also has another unpainted photoetched metal fret containing an additional 44 parts and two clear acetate parts.  The extra PE fret has parts for the cockpit sill surfaces, canopy locking lug attachments, the cockpit map case, the HUD frame, the interior canopy frame, upper ejection seat rail details, and the pyrotechnic control lines attaching to the canopy jettison rocket motor.  This set really is optimized for what you’d need for a canopy-up build.  Also, the clear acetate parts are for the HUD imagery projecting glass and the HUD glass itself.  The cockpit MFD screens are pre-painted with somewhat fictionalized displays as though the aircraft is powered up and in flight.

These sets are great and offer a range of flexibility in detail depending on what the builder wants.  The PE parts manufacturing quality and pre-painting are excellent.  Just two things of note.  From most angles, the F-22’s HUD projects a strong iridescent green tint or glint.  It’s not necessarily clear.  Also, do note that as of about 10 years ago, the F-22 fleet was fitted with a pair of auxiliary breathing oxygen bottles on either side of the seat and behind the ejection seat rails.  These were to help mitigate pilot physiological episodes involving the OBOGS system and in the wake of the loss of a Raptor and its pilot in in the late 2000s.  These details are not contained in these sets or in the kit.  If you’re working on a recent or contemporary Raptor, you’ll need to add these 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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