Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 HH-34J exterior & interior photo etch detail set

Product # 491132 for Trumpeter kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Apr 23 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 an exterior detail set with some cockpit detail parts and is designed for the 1/48 Trumpeter HH-34J.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the multi-layered instrument panel, side consoles, etc.  You also get exterior parts for grills, main landing gear details, winch details, disc brakes, rotorhead details, windshield wipers and many many tiny exterior details.


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There are 4 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.  

I was impressed by the huge number of exterior detail parts that are included in this set.  This set is extensive and will give some outstanding fine detail to the exterior.  The cockpit parts cover all the critical parts except the seatbelts which are not included.

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

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford