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Yak-9T
Photo-Etch, SPACE and Masks
for the 1/32 scale ICM kit

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item Nos.:

33299 - Eduard Zoom Yak-9T for the ICM kit. USD$19.95

33300 - Yak-9T Seat Belts for ICM kit. USD$10.95

3DL32008 - Eduard SPACE Yak-9T for ICM kit. USD$22.95

JX293 Masks Yak-9T for ICM Kit. USD$12.95

available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media:

Photo-Etched Sets - pre-painted and unpainted photo-etched detail parts.

SPACE Set - 3D printed and colour photo-etched parts.

Mask Set - self-adhesive, die-cut masks for clear parts and wheels.

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail that will result in an impressive Yak-9T cockpit.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: The use of the Zoom photo-etched fret will result in a noticeably better detailed cockpit, especially around the instrument panel and side consoles. The addition of the photo-etched harness straps will also be a highly visible upgrade. The 3D printed and photo-etched SPACE cockpit upgrade is a legitimate alternative to the ZOOM PE. The masks will save you a lot of time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too! These are very useful investments for your ICM 1/32 scale Yak-9T.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook


Eduard has produced a range of accessories for the recent ICM 1/32 scale Yak-9T.

Tonight I review four of Eduard's useful upgrades.

 

33299 - Eduard Zoom Yak-9T for the ICM kit. USD$19.95

 

 

Even the entry-level Zoom series offers super detail with one colour photo-etched fret providing detail focused on the cockpit.

 

 

Specifically, the set supplies a replacement layered instrument panel, side consoles, throttle, switches, knobs and more.

This represent great value for the big 1/32 scale cockpit.

This will be a very visible update for ICM's 1/32 scale Yak-9T.


 

33300 - Yak-9T Seat Belts for ICM kit. USD$10.95

This new photo-etched fret supplies a full photo-etched harness for the seats in ICM's large scale Yak-9T.

 

 

Details are picked out, with stitching and hardware printed directly onto the photo-etched straps and mounts.

The half-tone rendering of shadows is also very well done.

 

 

This harness set will be the ideal accompaniment to the Zoom cockpit detail set reviewed above.


 

3DL32008 - Eduard SPACE Yak-9T for ICM kit. USD$22.95

This SPACE set comprises 3D printed decals for the instrument panel, side consoles and smaller details, plus photo-etched parts for the two-tone harness straps, handles and more.

 

 

The 3D printed decals look really good in real life - better than my much larger-than-life studio photos!

 

 

I used a couple of SPACE sets last year and I was very pleased with the results. I found that the 3D decals barely needed to be wet at all before they would slide - or sometimes fall - off the backing sheet.

 

 

I used Gator’s Grip acrylic glue to secure the 3D printed decals to the plastic kit parts. Detailed instructions are included.


 

JX293 Masks Yak-9T for ICM Kit. USD$12.95

 

 

Die-cut, self-adhesive masks for the canopy and wheels.

These represent a fast and accurate solution for a time consuming and often disliked modelling task.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The use of the Zoom photo-etched fret will result in a noticeably better detailed cockpit, especially around the instrument panel and side consoles.

The addition of the photo-etched harness straps will also be a highly visible upgrade.

The 3D printed and photo-etched SPACE cockpit upgrade is a legitimate alternative to the ZOOM PE - the choice is yours..

The masks will save you a lot of time and add sharp precision to the clear parts too! These are very useful investments for your ICM 1/32 scale Yak-9T.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2021 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 December, 2022
Last updated 21 December, 2022

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