Eduard has come out with several photo etch sets for the 1/32 Scale HK Mk.IV Mosquito. This set provides new replacement interior panel parts, control levers, side panel parts, bulkheads, rudder pedals, bomb sight, and other interior details. The best part about this set is that most of the panels are pre-painted and ready to be placed with a sticky back adhesive already applied.
The instructions are quite adequate to provide detailed information on part numbers and placement.
Assembly is straight-forward but a little fiddly. There are a bunch of very tiny parts that need to be bent and shaped. I used a hobby knife with a number 11 blade to remove the photo etch from the fret. Some of the small parts are hard to hold and glue at the same time. This makes for a time consuming and sometimes aggravating assembly. I used an ACC type glue for assembly when required. (Sometimes I just don’t trust the factory applied adhesive because I’ve had parts fall off when the model is completed and sealed up making it very difficult to reapply.)
You will have to do some minor surgery to some of the HK kit parts. Most of the modifications are scraping off existing detail to apply the new panel parts.
All-in-all Eduard has come to the rescue with some very nice detail sets to improve an already very nice kit. I would only recommend this set to an experienced modeler who has worked with tiny photo etch.
Thank you Eduard and IPMS USA for providing me the opportunity to review this sample and let the modeling community know it’s out there.
Have fun and enjoy.