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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard Brassin Tempest Mk. V Cockpit -- 1:48 Scale

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Eduard’s late 2018 release of a new-tool Hawker Tempest Mk. V kit in 1:48 scale has made a lot of scale modelers quite happy.  It’s an excellent kit of an iconic subject and it received a very high marks from us (which you can read HERE).  By almost any measure, the injection molded cockpit parts are good, but you can always add more detail.  To those ends, Eduard has released a Brassin cockpit set for this kit.  

This set is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the kit parts.  It consists of 56 cast resin parts, one fret consisting of 18 photoetched metal parts (some of which are pre-painted), three clear acetate parts, and one small decal sheet.    

The quality of this set is excellent.  One way to put it is that this cockpit set is a model in and of itself.  The details are rich and complex while the casting is flawless (no defects, warping, or other problems).  Some of the thinner and larger parts (cockpit tube frames) are cast above a large casting block and are connected by dozens of fine pour gates on each side of the part.  It’s a clever way to cast (and have removed) thin, delicate resin parts.

As just mentioned, this is a complete cockpit replacement, and you get the instrument panel, cockpit floor, the pilot’s seat, the armor plate behind the seat, and canopy decking.  There’s also the full set of steel tube frames that are part of the sidewalls and cockpit floor section.  Many of the parts in this set are really quite small (and quite nice, of course), and include the control column, throttle, trim wheel, gunsight, and lots of other fine details.

The photoetched parts are really great.  The major elements on this fret are the shoulder harnesses and lap belts which are pre-painted and feature ultra-fine stitching and shading details.  I have pretty good eyes (still) and I was squinting to make out some of the finer details here.  The other PE parts represent smaller cockpit elements such as small handles and knobs.  The cast resin instrument panel is very nicely done but does not feature any raised dial details.  While that might disappoint some of the detail painters out there, the decal sheet contains some very nicely printed instrument panel decals for these details.  Gunsight glass is represented by nice and thin clear acetate parts.    

Overall, this is a very impressive Brassin set to replace the kit cockpit with something far more detailed and impressive.  It will be a highlight of your Eduard Tempest Mk. V build and draw lots of attention to the final product.

 

We extend our sincere thanks to everyone at 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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