Published on
September 10, 2015
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.95
Product / Stock #
648212
Base Kit
Many
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Eduard continues to expand its Brassin weapons range with this set of Mk. 84 2,000 lb. bomb set. The set includes two bomb bodies with standard low drag fins for normal drops, and three options for the nose – a fuse extender, a standard fuse or a nose cap, and a small photo-etch brass ring for the tail.

As with most US bombs, painting is easy – olive drab overall with a little silver or steel for the fuse. An option not noted in the instructions would be to paint the bomb blue to represent a cement filled training bomb. I left the fuses off until painting was complete so as not to knock them off. I sealed the paint with a nice coat of Future to prepare the bombs for decaling.

The set includes a comprehensive set of decals with yellow stencils for the olive drab live weapons and black stencils presumably for the blue practice bomb as black stencils disappear on an olive drab bomb. The set includes yellow nose bands, however, I was not able to get mine to go all the way around the bomb and meet, so I used part of the spare third nose band to fill in the gap. I used Micro Set and Micro Sol in applying the decals and they settled down very well conforming to the shape of the bomb and its details.

Once I had finished decaling it was time to select which fuse to use and after seeing so many photographs of Vietnam era aircraft with the fuse extenders, I just had to use them. The attached easily with superglue and look great.

This is a great set and by virtue of the different fuse options can be used on many different aircraft. Highly recommended.

Thank you to Eduard and IPMS-USA for the review sample.

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