Having awaited the Tamiya Tomcat since they were at the museum - measuring the real things (and having to keep quiet about it until they announced it) I was very satisified with the excellent kit they produced. FANTASTIC!! I was even luckier when I found that the Eduard instrument set was available for review.
This set is designed for the Tamiya Tomcat and it fits the kit parts wonderfully. The instructions call for minimal scraping of the raised details Tamiya provides. The only part I had to actually remove was the RIO radar sunshield, but I used a brand new #11 blade and was able to use it instead of the etch piece Eduard provided.
The only part that didn't look quite right, when compared to photos, was #8. The triple fold worked fine, but the part seemed to be larger than the kit part (H34) it went on, and the edges overhang some.
All told, I spent about 3 hours using this set to greatly enhance the look of the kit cockpit. (I have attached a photo of the kit panels to compare).
Tip: For some reason Eduard has chosen to not supply these as self-adhesive units anymore. If you feel you were spoiled by this (as I do), one can use 3M Super 77 to apply a layer of self adhesive to the back. I did so for this review, and it works better than CA glues, in my opinion.
I would like to sincerely thank Eduard for this set to review.