Eduard has come out with a smaller version of their interior set for the F/A-18E. It’s a full self-adhesive set, with one fret containing the same items as in the larger interior set (#32688) for the same aircraft. This set is designed for those who are only interested in just covering the instrument panel and side consoles. There are two other items included on the fret, one of which is for the top of the fuselage and the other for the canopy. These were already included on the fret in the larger set. In fact, it’s the same fret. So it seems we get a bonus, as it wouldn’t make sense for Eduard not to include those parts. All of the colors and details are perfect, even when compared to photos of the cockpit.
This set is for those who don’t feel the need to use aftermarket parts to enhance anything other than what’s included in this kit. The precise painting of these parts could never be duplicated by hand and, for that reason, I highly recommend this set for its detail and quality, plus the fact that it is less expensive than the larger set by only covering the most important areas of the cockpit.
I would like to express my thanks to Eduard for sending us these samples for review and IPMS/USA for giving me the opportunity to review them.