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Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$10.95

When Eduard released its Fw 190A-8 Royal Class Quattro Combo kit earlier this year it also released overtree sets of each of the four versions that were included in the Combo kit. Kit 70112X was the overtrees of the Fw 190A-8 with a different set of wings than those of the standard A-8. The “early version” only has the two wing root mounted Mg 151 cannons whereas the standard A-8 wing has an additional set of MG 151s mounted outboard of the wheel wells.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.95

The IRIS-T (infra-red imaging system - tail / thrust vector controlled) is a heat seeking missile developed by a consortium of European countries as a replacement for the AIM-9 Sidewinder. The program was led by Germany, but included other NATO countries such as Greece, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Spain and the IRIS-T has been exported to several countries such as Austria, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. The IRIS-T became operational in 2005 and is carried on the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, Tornado and the Gripen

Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$34.95

Trumpeter has issued two versions of their 1/32 A-6 Intruder which was on many peoples most wanted list. While the kit is expensive, it is well done, well detailed and builds into a great replica. Of course that doesn’t mean there isn't some room for improvement. While the aftermarket has been slow coming, Eduard has issued sets for the A-6E TRAM version to spice up several areas of the kit. This set upgrades the exterior and contains two large frets of photoetch parts for the kit.

The set addresses several areas and I will cover them separately as they are separate construction. First, there are several smaller spots addressed with finer replacement parts such as the chaff/flare dispensers. These are simple drop in replacements.

Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$29.95

Trumpeter has issued two versions of their 1/32 A-6 Intruder which was on many peoples most wanted list. While the kit is expensive, it is well done, well detailed and builds into a great replica. Of course that doesn’t mean there is not some room for improvement. While the aftermarket has been slow coming, Eduard has issued sets for the A-6E TRAM version to spice up several areas of the kit. This set upgrades the under carriage and wheel wells and contains one large fret of photoetch parts for the kit.

All three wheels wells are addressed and we can take a look at the nose gear well first. This is fairly well appointed in the kit but sidewall detail is lacking on the aft bulkhead. Eduard includes a very nicely done fix for the bulkhead and also half a dozen enhancements for the nose gear well which will add to the detail.

Review Author
Rod Lees
Published on
Company
Eduard
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$7.95

IPMS USA is grateful to Eduard for kindly providing yet another magnificent example of one of their new items to review, and to the IPMS USA reviewer corps leaders for sending it to me.

This add-on release is designed for the new and vastly improved 1/48 ME-109 series. This wheel and tire set is designed to be used on the ME-109G-6, but also works on the G-5 and probably others.

The four-part set includes a paint mask. It’s a simple thing to spray the parts with Automotive primer, paint the wheels separately, or use the masks to keep the gloss black off the tires if you assemble the hubs to the wheels first, and then carefully attach the whole thing to the wheel struts. Epoxy or superglue works, just be careful.

Eduard’s new ‘109 is a fantastic kit… and this wheel and tire set adds a worthwhile amount of detail to the model. I recommend it without reservation. Well done Eduard!