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Eduard 1/32 B-17 Placards


NigelR32

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B-17 Placards
Eduard
Catalogue # 32 790
Available from Eduard for 15,47€
Bunny Fighter Club price: 13,15€

 

Eduard have really gone to town with Aftermarket accessories for the HK models  1/32 B-17G and one of their latest sets is this one, B-17 Placards.

 

The set is packaged in the normal clear envelope with card stiffener, containing one fret of plated and pre painted etched brass.

 

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The plated and painted fret measuring 93mm x 59mm contains no fewer than 115 parts. The painting on my sample is perfectly in register and very sharply printed.

 

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The set contains information labels, radio equipment faces and even a fist aid box, all of which are dotted all over the fuselage, from nose to tail. Many of the parts go into the cockpit, including sidewall and overhead console detail. There are also details for the bomb aiming equipment and electronic equipment in the nose section. The bomb bay is covered with all the bright red bomb loading instructions at each station included. There are even parts for the tail gun area!!

 

Here are some close up pics, displaying the quality of printing on this lovely little set..

 

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By now you may have noticed that all these parts are included in the various other sets, dedicated to each section such as Bomb bay or Front Interior sets, but this is where Eduard have helped if you want to add a little fine detail to your model, but don't want to go to the expense of all the other sets. This set contains enough to add "that little extra" to your model for a very reasonable cost and with little effort.

 

The instructions in the set come as 4 sides of Black and white printed on A5 paper. I have downloaded the instructions from Eduard's site and printed them out in colour on A4 paper.

 

Sheet 1...

 

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Sheet 2...

 

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Sheet 3...

 

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Sheet 4...

 

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To summarise, this set is of no use if you have all the other Eduard sets, but it will be greatly received by those who don't want to spend the time or money on all the other fantastic Eduard sets for their HK models B-17G.

 

Thanks very much to Eduard for supplying this review sample.

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A fine review Nige - many thanks.

 

Just one question - the Eduard sets seem to use 'standard' US interior green for the components that have been painted, but all research I've done points to this colour not being used on the Fort - instead it was a 'bronze green'. Any thoughts?

 

Cheers,

 

Tom

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