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Fw 190 engine & fuselage guns
Brassin Fw 190A-8 engine & fuselage guns
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by: Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]

In the box
Packed in Eduards black Brassin box, the resin parts are separted into re-sealable bags and cushioned inside two foam inserts, the instruction booklet is wrapped around them.
All the parts are attached to a casting block, so care will be needed to remove some of the parts, as they are very delicate. No dicrepencies were found in the resin parts.

Starting with the engine, there are around 19 grey resin parts which are superbly detailed.
The detail is incredible in this small scale, with the engine block having very well cast cylinders and the various lumps and bumps found on the engine itself. The exhausts are moulded as one-piece, and you will have to carefully separate this part from the casting block and drill all the ends out.
Eduard also supply various cowling parts so the engine can be seen to its full glory on the kit. These are well detailed on the inside faces. Some wire will need to be sourced for the cowling panels to be modelled open and at the correct angle.
A small photo etch fret for the engine is also supplied and has the wiring loom and about 30 other small parts for different wires.
Some surgery to the base kit will be needed for installing the engine and cowling panels, but nothing to complicated.
This is an exceptional bit of resin and once complete it will add so much to the already detailed kit.

The fuselage gun mount is made up of about 8 resin parts and a small fret of photo etch is supplied for various handles, latches and some framing on the canopy.
The detail is on the same par as the engine with some nice rendering on the gun barrels, and unlike the set I used on a recent build (still not finished btw) where one of the guns was short shot and missing the barrel end, these are all there.
Ammo boxes with P.E handles, fix onto a firewall, with the guns placed on top. An engine mount fixes onto the firwall and will need a little clean up due too some flash. This must be removed carfully from the casting block as I broke mine in several places when I unattaching it on the recent mentioned build (really must start that again).
A cowling top panel is supplied with some very subtle detail on the inside of the panel for the open position for displaying the guns.
Another well deserved set for the 190.

Instructions
The instructions come on 4 pages of around A5 size sheets, and have the build sequence in steps from 1 to 22, starting with the gun set and finishing with attaching the various cowlings. The build itself doesn't look to challenging and any surgery to the base kit is highlighted in red. Gluing faces are highlighted blue.
Internal colours are given from the Gunze and Mr Color range of paints.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Well detailed.
Lows: Costs more then the base kit.
Verdict: This may cost a bit, but it will take the base kit to the next level detail wise.
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 672088
  Suggested Retail: 22,45
  Related Link: Fw 190 engine & fuselage guns
  PUBLISHED: Mar 24, 2016
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.81%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.39%

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About Andy Brazier (betheyn)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...

Copyright 2018 text by Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



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this detail kit is fabulous.
MAR 24, 2016 - 04:00 AM
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