AC-47 Gunship Landing Flaps

Published: March 5th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Greg Wise - IPMS# 44378
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $39.95
Product / Stock #: 48859
Product provided by: Eduard

The Product

Nothing beats Eduard's brass, like the slogan says "Best Brass Around" and I'm a believer. The large sheet of shinny brass photo-etch is a work of art and could be matted, framed and hung on the wall as such. My sample arrived in pristine condition with a comprehensive fold out instruction sheet.

The Build

The set is well designed but the work required is tedious straightforward bending and folding delicate parts. However you must keep in mind the small bass fold connections will work-harden and break if you overwork them with adjustments. Each flap assembly is made up of a flap-bay and the flap itself. There are two inboard and two outboard flap assemblies. They're held in the open position with small brass linkages. Extreme care is required when removing the parts from the fret. The model kit required plastic surgery to accept the new flaps, it's a relatively simple process of cutting out the plastic flaps and thinning the inner sides of the mating halves. I had no problems worth mentioning and all the parts look and fit great.

The Bottom Line

I highly recommend this to the more experienced modeler and rate it a 10 outta 10 on the Greg-o-meter. I would like to thank Eduard and IPMS for giving me the opportunity of presenting this excellent piece of brass.

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