R-3S / AA-2 Atoll-A

Published: January 20th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $14.95
Product / Stock #: 648 125
Product provided by: Eduard

The MiG-21 family of aircraft is known for their air to air capability. The big part of that capability was the development of the Atoll Air to Air missile system.

The Eduard MiG-21s are some of the best kits available in plastic and that transfers over to the armament as well. But as always plastic can only do so much. That is where the resin comes in. The Brassin range of aftermarket is designed directly by Eduard to replace select parts on their kits. Because it is designed by them they will always fit perfectly.

The resin is a dark grey type with simply no blemishes or bubbles anywhere. The pour blocks are very small and are easy enough to remove. There are 28 grey resin pieces with detail that just can't be replicated in plastic. You get four launch rails, four missiles and 16 maneuvering fins and four warhead covers. If you don't like the covered warhead you can have the clear nose cone. There are four clear nose cones molded perfectly in clear resin.

This is Eduard and no set would be complete without some photo etch. A small fret contains the safety levers and the tail flutes. All precisely cut.

The Brassin range can't just sit there and there are decals for all the missiles and railings. A very nice touch with printing that can be seen and read. Well read if you read Russian that is.

Assembly is straight forward with just the addition of the maneuvering fins and the nose cone the missile can be added to the new resin launch rail. There are four missile and rails to add to your MiG-21.

This is a complete package, perfect fit, ease of assembly, flawless resin, decals, and photo etch, to make the most detailed Atoll missile available anywhere. What more can you ask for?

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting them on their website at www.eduard.com or at your local hobby shop or online retailer.

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