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 mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/48 Kinetic F-104G early. The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panels, side consoles, rudder pedals, canopy mirrors etc. You also get a few parts for the landing gear, wheel well doors and more.
There are 4 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.
This set is loaded with plenty of pre-painted items to dress up the cockpit, but seat belts are not included in this particular set. If you are building an early F-104G, then this set is well worth considering.
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