Eduard Model Accessories

1/32 Gladiator Mk. I photo etch detail set

Product # 32966 for ICM kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 19 2020

      

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 AccessoriesThis is mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/32 ICM Gladiator Mk. I.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, cockpit fllor, sidewall details, rudder pedal straps, seat mounts, etc.  You also get a few parts for the exterior including flight control surfaces, gunsight and more.

 

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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 Gladiator Mk. I is the last biplane fighter used by the RAF and fought through the early days of WW2 in a variety of theaters of operation.  This set strikes a perfect balance between the cockpit detailing and the additional exterior detailing.  The pre-painted parts will do a wonderful job upgrading the cockpit with stunning finely painted details.

Eduard has a pre-painted seat belt set  product # 33251 that is also available.

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford