Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik landing flap photo etch detail set

Product # 481042 for Zvezda kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Feb 17 2021

      

This photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis is a landing flap detail set designed for the 1/48 Zvezda Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik.  The parts include some parts for the multi-part landing flaps plus end plates for the wing beside the flap area.  

 

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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.

You will need to cut away the plastic flaps on the kit wings to install these photo etch flaps, but they will look awesome once installed.  Both halves of the flaps have metal ribs to complete the detail.  These flaps are a separate kit in themselves.  Eduard also has a seat belt set and a larger set that includes cockpit detail and exterior details. 

This is a well thought out photo etch detail set and will give you excellent cockpit detail with minimal effort.

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

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford