F-100 F Details Sets (revised)
The Trumpeter F-100 series is a welcome addition to plastic modeling and the F-100 F two-seater fills a big hole for the serious model builder. Eduard is a well-known company with a reputation for providing very nice detail sets for many of today’s new model kits. Eduard has now produced several photoetch details sets for the F-100 F such as seatbelts, cockpit interior, undercarriage and exterior.
The seatbelt set, #49540, contains all of the seatbelts, buckles and pads for both the front and rear seats as well as the foot rests for the ejection seats. The belts are pre-painted in the appropriate colors, all you have to do is apply a drop of super glue and put the part in place. It is a slow and tedious process but the finished kit parts look fantastic.
The interior set, #49538, is pretty complete. It has pieces for the instrument panels as well as the side consoles, cockpit sill, lower inside canopy framing and cross brace, gun sight structure plus numerous other small details, too many to mention in detail. I got as far as installing the instrument panels and side consoles in the fuselage halves. The rest of the pieces will have to wait till after the rest of the model is painted and decaled before continuing with the cockpit interior.
These two Eduard detail sets along with the others mentioned will certainly enhance you Trumpeter F 100 Models. I highly recommend these and all other Eduard sets for the experienced model builder. I would like to thank Eduard for providing these products and IPMS Reviewer Corps. for allowing me to review them for you.
Editor's notes: Packaging photos not suppleid for this review
Interior Details: 49538, $26.95
Seatbelts: 49540, $16.95