Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 Lightning F.2A interior photo etch detail set

Product # 491092 for Airfix kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on June 25 2012


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 1/482 Airfix Lightning F.2A.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, side consoles, rudder pedals with straps, sidewall details, HUD, ejection seat and ejection seats placards etc.  You also get unpainted parts for landing gear, landing gear bays and engine exhausts and canopy etc.


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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.

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.  

This is quite the extensive set with plenty of pre-painted cockpit parts to dress up the cockpit to a very high standard.  The unpainted parts will also add plenty of detail to the other areas beyond the cockpit.  

This set does not include seatbelts, but you can buy pre-painted seat belts in the Eduard set product # FE 1093

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