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Eduard Brassin Set P-51D
(for the Revell of Germany Kit) -- 1:32 Scale

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The P-51D is one of the great legends of aviation and a long-time favorite among scale modelers.  It has been the subject of more than 40 kits in 1:32 scale, from the classic Monogram kits to immensely impressive Tamiya Mustang.  In 2017, Revell of Germany made their foray into the world of big-scale P-51s with their 1:32 scale P-51D-5NA.  It’s an early production block P-51D without the tail fillet, and the initial buzz suggest that while it’s not the Tamiya kit, the kit possess lots of virtues, including a high degree of accuracy and very good detail.  Yet, it is possible to elevate the detail to an even higher level.  Eduard has released a number of photoetched metal and resin sets for this kit, and here, we take a look at three of their Brassin sets for the Revell of Germany P-51D (a review of their BigEd set is forthcoming here at detailandscale.com).
 
Brassin 632116: P-51D Wheels:  this set features seven cast resin parts intended to replace the kit tires and wheel hubs.  Most notable is the fidelity of detail seen on the main wheel tires (diamond-style tread), and separate inboard and outboard wheel hubs (facilitating easy painting), and the tailwheel.  The casting quality is impeccable and you can even read the Goodyear imprimatur on the main gear tire sidewalls.  There’s also a small pre-cut, self-adhesive masking set in there to facilitate painting the wheel hubs.

Brassin 632117: P-51D Propeller:  all the separate components of the prop and associated assemblies are provided here, from the individual propeller blades, propeller hub, spinner base, and the aerodynamic spinner itself.  The insides of the spinner base and spinner are also rich in detail, and this opens up opportunities for a detailed and disassembled engine.  A handy propeller alignment jig is also provided to ensure precise assembly of the blades.  A small photoetched metal fret provides the tiny part for the endcap at the tip of the spinner.  You only need one of the PE parts but the fret includes two spares if they are needed.

Brassin 632118: P-51D Exhaust Stacks:  this set contains two parts - the left and right exhaust stacks for the Merlin engine.  Again, the casting quality is impeccable.  The exhaust tubes are deep and hollow on the inside, and even the miniscule bolts attaching the exhaust stack bases to the engine are represented. 

Any one of these Brassin detail sets will add some great features and depth of detail to your 1:32 scale Revell of Germany P-51D.  In combination, they will really elevate your build in very important and noticeable ways.  Further, they are all quite reasonably priced for the value they provide.

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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