Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 TF-104G late interior photo etch detail set

Product # 491139 for Kinetic kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Feb 5 2021

      

This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis is mostly a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/48 Kinetic TF-104G.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the multi-layered instrument panels, side consoles, rudder pedals, side wall and ejection seat placards, landing gear bay detail parts, placards for landing gear and doors doors etc.  You also get a few unpainted parts for the canopy mirrors, canopy lock down frames, exterior parts, landing gear parts, landing gear bay detail parts, lower engine cowling parts etc.

 

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There are 9 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

If you attach photo etch parts to clear styrene, then the CA glue fumes will fog the clear styrene.  To avoid fogging the clear styrene from CA glue fumes you can coat the clear styrene parts in Future to provide a barrier or use a different adhesive such as white glue or Future itself as a glue.  Future and white glue are effective to use to glue photo etch parts to clear styrene, but they do take a long time to dry.  

This set is EXTENSIVE and includes 3 frets of photo etch with 1 of them being pre-painted.  The number of parts is truly impressive with the cockpit being loaded with pre-painted parts.  The addition of 2 more frets of unpainted photo etch gives you parts to fully detail most areas of your TF-104G model.

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

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