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 Accessories. This set focuses on the waist gun interior area and is designed for the 1/48 Hong Kong Models B-17G. The parts include a pre-painted fret of photo etch parts for the highly detailed painted details on the fuselage interior sidewalls etc. You also get an unpainted fret of photo etch parts for few parts for machine gun ammunition, crew headphones and endless other tiny details.
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.
This set includes over 100 parts with about half of those being finely painted. I am quite impressed by the shockingly high level of detail this set will permit you to bring to your B-17. With the staggered waist gun openings, I do think a good amount of the detail in this set will be possible to see once the fuselage is closed up.
You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.
Photos and text © by Steve Bamford