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F-14D Cockpit
for Tamiya kit

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648 457 - F-14D Cockpit

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

34 parts in grey resin; one part in clear resin; one colour printed photo-etched fret; decal sheet; detailed instructions.

Price:

USD $44.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

 

GBP£24.80 EU Price (£20.67 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Crisp detail; clean casting; straightforward assembly; optional parts for instrument panel.

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

A super-detailed upgrade for your Tamiya 1/48 scale F-14D Tomcat kit.


Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Bf 109 F Engine and Fuselage Guns
are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Eduard has released a multimedia BRASSIN cockpit for Tamiya's 1/48 scale F-14D Tomcat.

The kit cockpit is quite respectable, but Eduard's full replacement lifts the detail to another level.

Eduard's BRASSIN 1/48 scale F-14D Tomcat cockpit comprises 34 parts in grey resin, one part in clear resin, one colour printed photo-etched fret, a small decal sheet and detailed instructions.

The main cockpit tub is split into two pieces - one for the pilot and one for the Weapons Systems Officer (WSO).

 

 

Casting is perfect and detail is excellent.

 

 

The seats are supplied as five resin parts each plus photo-etched parts for harness straps, pull handles and other details. The detail of the sides and rear of the main seat catings is a wonder to behold.

 

 

The remaining resin parts include bulkheads, upper sidewalls, coamings, throttle and control columns and smaller details.

 

 

The smaller parts are cast onto narrow casting points. These will be fast and easy to remove. A little more effort will be required to free the cockpit tubs and the WSO's panel from their casting blocks, but nothing that will intimidate anyone used to working with resin parts.

 

 

The colour photo-etched fret supplies half-tone printed harness straps (they look quite convincing), pull handles and a few small details.

 

 

Decals are provided for stencil plates, instruments and more.  Printed acetate gunsight reflectors are included too.

 

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Instructions are supplied in colour on three folded A4 sheets. There is a little scraping and surgery to be done to kit parts, but I don't anticipate anything very challenging.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a worthwhile upgrade for Tamiya's excellent 1/48 scale F-14D Tomcat kit that lifts the front office to a whole new level of detail.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2020 by Brett Green
Page Created 12 April, 2020
Last updated 13 April, 2020

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