Eduard Model Accessories

1/72 Beaufort Mk.I interior photo etch detail set

Product # 73725 for Airfix kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 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 a cockpit detail set designed for the 1/72 Airfix Beaufort Mk.I.  The parts include some pre-painted parts for the multi-layered instrument panel, radio compartment, sidewall details, throttle controls and much much more. seatbelts for various crew positions,  etc.  You also get a few parts for engines, landing gear, intake screens and guns 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.

I'll be honest with you, this is not a quick and easy detail set.  There are 2 frets of photo etch that contain endless parts and sure it will be a fair bit of work to install all these wonderful parts, but once you are done you will be rewarded with a beautifully detailed 1/72 Beaufort Mk.I.  I'm impressed they can get this level of detail into a 1/72 scale model, dig in and get busy.

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