To spice up that HK Models B-25, Eduard has released its Brassin B-25 wheel set. For those not knowing, Brassin is Eduard’s resin line. It is excellently cast and comes in 11 parts, with the wheels being single pieces and the hubs coming in two parts. There is also a photoetch cover for the front wheel, depending on the configuration you are building. Lastly, there is an excellent set of masks and a nice instruction sheet. There are no air bubbles anywhere, and the resin is easy to sand. There are pour blocks on each wheel which I trimmed with a razor saw and then sanded, with no issues. I used the razor saw to get the seams out of the excellently engraved treads.
I trimmed the hubs next, and they are also cast perfectly. You will have to clean out the open spots in the hubs because they have a light film in them. Easy to do, but it does take a little time. Eduard suggests using a toothpick to punch them out, but I ended up with a knife. Take your time and the results are very much worth it.
The tire portion was sprayed tire black and the masks were used to spray the interior parts aluminum from a decanted Tamiya rattle can. I sprayed the hubs the same color. The masks were removed and they worked very well. I then assembled the wheels and hit them with wash on the hubs, and then a flat coat and then dry brushed with a grimy black or dark gray. The last thing was two coats of flat, and finished. I included a picture of the kit tire which is nice, but these are much, much better.
I think if you are building the B-25, you need to get these – improved detail and ease of use makes them required. Recommended! My thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the chance to review these gems.