Eduard Model Accessories

1/72 F-104DJ interior photo etch detail set

Product # 491147 for Kinetic kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Feb 24 2021


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 is mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 2 seater 1/72 Kinetic F-104DJ.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the multi-layered instrument panel, control levers, side consoles, seat placards, cockpit placards etc.  You also get a few parts for the rudder pedals, landing gear details, landing gear hydraulic lines, canopy framing, mirrors, vent by tailhook etc.


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There are 9 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.

If you attach photo etch parts to clear styrene, then the CA glue fumes will fog the clear styrene.  To avoid fogging the clear styrene from CA glue fumes you can coat the clear styrene parts in Future to provide a barrier or use a different adhesive such as white glue or Future itself as a glue.  Future and white glue are effective to use to glue photo etch parts to clear styrene, but they do take a long time to dry.  

This set is loaded with 2 frets of photo etch so there are plenty of parts for you to add to your F-104DJ.  There are a few exterior parts but for the most part this is an interior set.  Keep your canopy open and this set will reward you with awesome detail in full view.

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

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford