This photo etch detail set from Eduard is available directly from Eduard Model Accessories. This is mostly a canopy and exterior detail set designed for the 1/72 Italeri F-35B. The parts include canopy framing with handles, HUD frame, landing gear door braces, landing gear detail parts, upper engine intake and braces for those doors, wheel brake lines, landing gear brake lines and hydraulic lines on outside of the exhaust etc.
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.
If you attach photo etch parts to clear styrene, then the CA glue fumes will fog the clear styrene. To avoid fogging the clear styrene from CA glue fumes you can coat the clear styrene parts in Future to provide a barrier or use a different adhesive such as white glue or Future itself as a glue. Future and white glue are effective to use to glue photo etch parts to clear styrene, but they do take a long time to dry.
The open canopy gives you plenty of opportunity to view the canopy framing detail and this area is well represented in this set. Also all the tiny metal braces will do a wonderful job of adding all that great detail to the doors on the underside as well as adding all the fine metal detail parts to the landing gear. The engine fan intake detail will show well. This set does a great job detailing the canopy framing and exterior areas.
You can buy this painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.
Photos and text © by Steve Bamford