Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 Me 262A photo etch detail set

Product # 491094 for Hobby Boss kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on June 17 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 a cockpit and exterior detail set designed for the 1/48 Hobbyboss Me 262A.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, side consoles, rudder pedals with straps, sidewall details etc.  You also get parts for wheels, landing gear and landing gear bays, gun compartment, jet engines, canopy handles and antennas


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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 set is quite extensive and includes parts that detail all the areas on the Me 262A except there are no seatbelts.  The number of parts in this set are spread over 2 frets of photos etch and once all the parts are installed, then you will be treated to some excellent detail.

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