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. One pre-painted photo etch fret is a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/48 Tamiya P-38F. The second fret is unpainted and includes parts from outside the cockpit. The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, side panels, side consoles etc. You also get a few parts for wheels and rudders/tail.
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 is an exceptionally well done cockpit set. The pre-painted parts are numerous and will add much needed finely painted cockpit detail. The remaining parts in this set will do a wonderful job adding detail in areas beyond the cockpit. Sadly this set does not include pre-painted seat belts but you can get pre-painted seat belts by product # FE 1043 P-38F/G seatbelts.
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