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B-26K Counter Invader

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

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Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item Nos.:

FE1262 - B-26K Photo-Etch ZOOM USD$26.95

FE1263 - B-26K Seat Belts STEEL USD$10.95

EX844 - B-26K MASK. USD$14.95

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 ICM 1/48 B-26K Counter Invader 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 ICM's very nice1/48 scale B-26K Counter Invader kit.

Eduard offers two photo-etched sets and masks:


 

FE1262 - B-26K Photo-Etch ZOOM

This is Eduard's ZOOM photo-etched fret for ICM's 1/48 scale B-26K Counter Invader comprising one pre-coloured fret.

 

 

This offers detail parts for the front cockpit.

 

 

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

 

 

Instructions are included.


 

FE1263 - B-26K Seat Belts STEEL

Eduard offers three sets of STEEL harness straps for ICM's 1/48 scale B-26K Counter Invader - two with shoulder harnesses and one with just lap straps.

 

 

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 ICM 1/48 scale B-26K Counter Invader 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 ICM 1/48 B-26K Counter Invader 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 1 August, 2022
Last updated 2 August, 2022

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