Eduard Model Accessories

1/32 PT-17 Kaydet interior photo etch detail set

Product # 32968 for Roden kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on July 2 2020

      

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 a cockpit and exterior detail set designed for the 1/32 Roden PT-17 Kaydet.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the instrument panel, cockpit controls,  etc.  You also get parts for the pilot seat, main landing gear, upper wing, engine detailing and anchors for rigging wire etc.

 

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There are 6 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.

The Boeing PT-17 Kaydet was a very popular trainer during WW2 and became a popular plane when surplus examples were auctioned off after WW2 ended.  This set does a good job adding details to the cockpit with a pre-painted multi-layered instrument panel that will show very well as well as the photo etch pilot seat.  Seat belts are not included in this set but you can buy a pre-painted set separately from Eduard product #33 255.  The addition of engine detailing and wing and rigging detail items will help to enhance the detail all over this Roden kit.

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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Photos and text by Steve Bamford