Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 F-16C Block 25 interior photo etch detail set

Product # 491048 for Tamiya kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on June 25 2012

      

This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set includes 1 pre-painted fret of photo etch for the cockpit and 1 unpainted photo etch fret for the exterior plus clear acetate "glass" for the HUD.  This is mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Block 25.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, side consoles, rudder pedals, control stick, HUD, ejection seat handles etc.  You also get external parts for the exhausts, reinforcement plates and vents, canopy framing and ejection seat rails etc.

 

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There are 4 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

This set beautifully covers the cockpit and all the top side detail areas on the 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Block 25.  I will mention that the fumes from CA glue will fog the clear canopy when you try to attach the photo etch framing to the canopy.  To avoid this you can use white glue to attach the parts or clear coat the clear styrene in Future before using CA glue to attach the photo etch canopy framing parts to the canopy.

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford