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F/A-18F Super Hornet

ZOOM Photo-Etch, Seat Belts and Masks for Meng's 1/48 scale kit

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item Nos.:

FE1253 - F/A-18F Photo-Etch ZOOM USD$24.95

FE1254 - F/A-18F Seat Belts STEEL USD$12.95

EX840 - F/A-18F MASK. USD$10.95

all available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media:

Photo-Etch and Steel - Colour and nickel-plated photo-etched parts

MASK - Self-adhesive masks.

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail; easy installation; double-sided colour printing on belts.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: The photo-etched sets will add an extra dimension of detail to the cockpits of your Meng 1/48 scale F/A-18F Super Bug with minimum effort. The masks are a precise and easy solution to an often unloved task.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Here are three new Eduard releases for Meng's very nice1/48 scale F/A-18F Super Hornet kit.

Eduard offers two photo-etched sets and masks:


 

FE1253 - F/A-18F Photo-Etch ZOOM

This is Eduard's ZOOM photo-etched fret for the Meng F/A-18F, comprising one pre-coloured fret.

 

 

These contain detail parts for the front and rear cockpits.

 

 

The colour fret supplies instrument panels, side consoles, switch panels and smaller details.

 

 

Instructions are included.


 

FE1254 - F/A-18F Seat Belts STEEL

Eduard offers a set of STEEL harness straps for both seats of the Meng 1/48 F/A-18F.

 

 

Colours look good and the straps feature half tones for realistic shadow areas.

 

 

Anoher nice touch is that the fret has colour printing on both sides. This is especially useful for the straps and pull handles.

 

 

Although the STEEL label makes these sound rigid, they are in fact very thin and flexible.

 

 

Detailed instructions are included.


 

EX840 - F/A-18F MASK

These are die-cut, self-adhesive imasks for the outside of the Meng 1/48 scale F/A-18F canopy.

 

 

Instructions are provided.

 

 

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

 

 

Conclusion

 

The photo-etched sets will add an extra dimension of detail to the cockpits of your Meng 1/48 scale F/A-18F Super Bug with minimum effort.

The masks are a precise and easy solution to an often unloved task.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2022 by Brett Green
Page Created 9 May, 2022
Last updated 9 May, 2022

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