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 1/32 ICM I-16 Type 10. The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, sidewall details etc. You also get a few parts for main wheels, wheel wells and landing gear doors.
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.
The detail included in this set includes all the important items except seat belts. The instrument panel and gauges will look excellent in the finished cockpit. The addition of the rudder pedals with straps is a nice touch. You also get items to detail the main landing gears which is also an area that will show the detail well.
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