Eduard Brassin | 632056 Fw 190F-8 Cockpit (for Revell kit)
Reviewed by Iain Ogilvie
This is a very comprehensive and detailed replacement cockpit for Revell's recent Fw 190F-8 kit and is truly multi-media in its approach.
Beautifully cast in light grey resin, they provide a lot more detail and depth than provided by the kit parts they replace. Main component is a superb, full length, tub that is cast with it's pour stubs that form a strengthening bonus to the rear decking whilst in the box, but should be very quick and simple to remove.
Alternative rear headrest/canopy mechanism sections are provided, giving the set a great deal of flexibility in application.
Instrument panels are provided in grey resin - to be painted and used with the instrument decals supplied.
Alternative parts are supplied for WGr. 21 Rocket Controller, or MG FF Cannon Controller units fitted below the main panel.
Two frets are provided, one plain brass and one 'pre-printed' in Eduard's usual style. Parts coverage is comprehensive and the only thing that could be improved (apart from the slightly fuzzy colour printing) would be to have the belts done in fine paper/fabric, rather than metal. However, I've used plenty of Eduard colour etched belts on previous Luftwaffe builds and the results have always looked great.
Decals and Gunsight Material
A nicely printed set of decals provides the necessary 'instruments' and placards, and a small sheet of clear stock pre-printed with gunsight glass outlines, ready for cutting, is also supplied.
These are clear and concise, with detailed drawings not only highlight where each item is fitted, but also clear colour call-outs.
I'm really becoming very impressed with the quality of Eduard's Brassin range. Top notch masters (which look like they've been designed using CAD software), perfect casting, nice etch, comprehensive decals and great instructions. A great addition to any Revell Fw 190F-8 build.
© Iain Ogilvie 2016
This review was published on Monday, July 25 2016; Last modified on Monday, July 25 2016