This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model Accessories. This is a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/72 Revell Bf 109F2 and includes 1 fret of pre-painted photo etch parts. The parts includes pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, seat belts, sidewalls as well as unpainted parts for such things as the rudder pedals and the armor behind the pilots head etc. You also get clear acetate for the gunsight glass. You are expected to cut the canopy into 3 pieces to display the canopy in the open position.
There are 2 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow. You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.
You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process. They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.
The detail included in this set covers all the critical parts of the cockpit where the added detail will show. And to help show off all the wonderful added detail, you are required to cut the canopy into 3 pieces to display your model with the canopy in the open position. You also get the support wire to hold the open canopy in a certain position. I like this set and for 1/72, the detail level will be impressive once this set is installed.
You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.
Photos and text © by Steve Bamford