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P-38J Cockpit
for the Tamiya kit

Eduard BRASSIN PRINT, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN PRINT Item No. 648 812 - P-38J Cockpit for Tamiya kit

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

20 parts in grey 3D printed resin; one pre-coloured photo-etched fret with 11 parts; decal sheet; one printed clear acetate sheet; instructions.

Price:

USD $42.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

 

GBP£25.50 EU Price (£21.25 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Remarkable detail; perfect printing; straightforward installation, effective use of different media.

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

The Mona Lisa of after market cockpits? Perhaps. This is a thing of beauty. Eduard has picked up the 3D printing baton and sprinted away. 3D printing is perfect for these relatively low quantity but complex-shaped and high quality accessories. I predict that we will be seeing many more of these mixed media offerings from Eduard in the future. This gorgeous cockpit will be the jewel in the crown of your Tamiya 1/48 scale P-38J Lightning.


Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Eduard has released a new multi-media cockpit for Tamiya's lovely 1/48 scale P-38J Lightning.

20 parts in grey 3D printed resin, one pre-coloured photo-etched fret with 11 parts, one decal sheet; one printed clear acetate sheet and instructions.

Tamiya's cockpit is nicely done and will look great when painted up, but this 3D printed replacement goes to places that conventional injection moulded plastic simply cannot.

This thing is a work of art.

The new resin cockpit is a compl;ete replacement, and includes radios, battery, seat, bulkheads and more.

 

 

Sidewall detail is stunning, with quadrants, handles and boxes all integrally printed.

 

 

The instrument panel looks great. It features crisply printed raised and recessed detail.

The rudder pedals are incomparable. The rear pilot's armour has the seat mount cleverly printed in a single piece.

 

 

Dial decals are supplied as an overlay for the resin panel.

 

 

A clear acetate sheet is also offered for the gunsight reflectors.

 

 

The colour photo-etched fret includes harness straps plus smaller detail parts.

 

 

Cleanup of the 3D printed parts should be fast and straightforward using a razor saw, pair of nippers, a sharp hobby blade and a sanding stick.

Instructions are supplied on two folded paper sheets.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The Mona Lisa of after market cockpits? Perhaps. This is a thing of beauty.

Eduard has picked up the 3D printing baton and sprinted away. 3D printing is perfect for these relatively low quantity but complex-shaped and high quality accessories.

I predict that we will be seeing many more of these mixed media offerings from Eduard in the future.

This gorgeous cockpit will be the jewel in the crown of your Tamiya 1/48 scale P-38J Lightning.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2023 by Brett Green
Page Created 27 April, 2023
Last updated 27 April, 2023

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