Eduard 1/35 Humber Scout Car Mk.I Interior Detail Set First Look
|Date of Review||March 2008||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Humber Scout Car Mk.I Interior Detail Set||Scale||1/35|
|Pros||Interior compartment detail set for the Bronco 1/35 kit||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$19.95|
Eduard from the Czech Republic is easily the most prolific producer of aftermarket details. Period. Their series of photo-etched detail sets have brought additional fidelity to otherwise bland subjects, and have taken even the best-produced models and kicked them up a notch or two with details that cannot be producedwith injection-molded plastic.
When Eduard first introduced the acetate-printed instrument faces that go behind their photo-etched instrument panels, this raised the bar on model cockpit reality as you could almost read the time on the aircraft clock.
In this release, Eduard has really done a nice job dressing up the kit interior. If you haven't looked, the Bronco Models 1/35 Humber Mk.I kit is a beautiful bit of work and has lots of details inside and out. With all of that detail, why would you need a set like this? The answer is simple, many modelers would be quite satisfied with the kit out of the box, but many AMS modelers recognize that many of the details are just too thick, not because of any fault of Bronco Models, merely there is a limit to injection molding technology. That is where Eduard excels. This set compliments Eduard's Exterior Detail Set reviewed here.
This set replaces all of the molded-on racks, shelves and brackets used to keep the gear stowed inside the vehicle. New brackets are also added to provide stowage for other details such as personal weapons. Even a protective front-panel frame for the vehicle's wireless set is provided.
The set also dresses up the driver's station with a new instrument cluster, controls, grabhandles, and brackets for his seat.
Even the roof of the crew compartment gets a new liner with more representative details and additional stowage.
The instructions clearly show you how and where everything goes together. Plan on taking your time and plan on taking some time to get all of this together as this is not a project for an evening or a weekend (unless you're really experiencedand have the right tools).
When you're done however, your Humber will look great and you can display the interior open with pride. This set is definitely recommended for the experienced modeler!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!