- Published on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:01 Peter Buckingham
1:48 Bf 110C/D Main Undercarriage Wheels
Available directly from Eduard for 5.95 Euros
Those Eduard people never seem to sit still and rest on their laurels do they? Always seeking to improve things and raise the bar ever higher seems to be the mantra of this prolific Czech Republic model and accessory manufacturer – and long may it continue!
In February, we reviewed the 1:48 Eduard kit, 'Bf 110C/E in MTO'. Today we have the Eduard Brassin #648052 - a resin set of wheel hubs and tyres for their 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110C/D kits which come complete with a set of painting masks. As one has come to expect from Eduard, the quality of the resin is excellent - minimal casting block removal is required and the details on the hubs are exquisite. There is a slight hint of a seam on the 'apex' of the tyre but as the sanding stick will be in evidence for the residual casting block marks, this will be no problem at all. However, I would like to have seen the tyres 'weighted' as it appears to be an opportunity lost.
Once you have released the hubs from their blocks, there should be a nice resounding 'click' when each hub recess hole mates up with its corresponding 'pip' in the tyre casting. The hub 'boss' may need to be rubbed down to ensure the correct depth is achieved to fit the recess in the tyre. Hope you followed my drift there!
Fear not those of you who have also got the E/F/G versions of the Bf 110, Eduard have also released a set for those as well - #648055 - and at the same price! Sorted. Here is the link.
So what do we think?
Beautifully cast and presented. Attention to detail always improves the marque and adds to overall professionalism of your model. Excellent, even though I would have preferred to see a 'weighted' look. At 5.95 Euros that seems to be very good value for money in my book.
Our thanks to Eduard for the review sample. To purchase directly, click THIS link.
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