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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard Brassin Fw 190A-8/R-11 Cockpit
(for the Revell of Germany Kit) -- 1:32 Scale

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In 2015, Revell of Germany released a new-tool 1:32 scale Fw 190F-8, and by all measures, it was a really great large scale Würger and is further offered at a really great price (see our review HERE).  This was followed in 2017 by a 1:32 scale Fw 190A-8/R-11 based on the same tooling.  The A-8/R-11 was a night fighter variant outfitted with the FuG 218 Neptune radar set featuring four under-wing dipole antennas and flame-dampeners fitted over the exhaust stacks.  And while the Revell of Germany kit’s injection-molded plastic cockpit is pretty decent, there’s still a lot of detail that you can add.  Eduard’s Brassin cockpit for the Fw 190A-8/R-11 does just the trick.
               
The Brassin Fw 190A-8/R-11 set contains 24 cast resin parts, 34 photoetched metal part on one mostly pre-painted fret, 32 unpainted photoetched metal parts on a second, larger fret, one small sheet of clear acetate (gunsight glass), and one small decal sheet. 

The resin parts span the cockpit tub and aft decking, pilot’s seat, instrument panel, instrument panel coaming, rudder pedals and pedal mounts, gunsight, and various other small cockpit details.  The molding quality and fidelity of detail is outstanding.  Many readers know from experience that most manufacturers’ resin cockpits take a good deal of work to get them to fit properly in a plastic kit, but this set is designed to pretty much drop right into the Revell of Germany Fw 190A-8/R-11.

These great resin parts are complemented by the high quality photoetched metal parts, which add intricacy and accuracy from the rudder pedals to aft cockpit decking details.  Some of these PE items, such as the shoulder harnesses and lap belts, are pre-painted.  The pre-painted items are beautifully done and subtly painted (including simulated stitching effects).  The overall quality of all these parts holds up to Eduard’s high standards of detail and accuracy.   

A small decal sheet rounds out this Brassin set and contains some really impressive individually printed instrument dial faces that are more delicately done than any pre-painted PE part can achieve.  Two sets are included, covering any one-time mistake a builder might commit.  

Overall, this very impressive Brassin set will elevate the already excellent Revell of Germany Fw 190A-8/R-11.  It will be the basis for a truly outstanding cockpit in the 1:32 scale Würger night fighter.  

Sincere thanks are owed to Eduard for the review sample. You 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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