Eduard Model Accessories

1/32 Tornado GR.4 interior photo etch detail set

Product # 32981 for Italeri kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Feb 11 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 1/32 Italeri Tornado GR.4.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the multi-layered instrument panel, front and rear crew member side consoles, ejection seat details for 2 seats including ejection seat handles and safety placards (no seat belts), side canopy mating surface on fuselage etc.  You also get a few parts for HUD including acetate panels for the glass, a few boxes and other 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 like this set.  I will give you eye popping detail in all the areas that will show very well on your finished model and once installed it should make your Tornado look top notch.

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