U-boat IXC Set 3

Published: August 19th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Mike Kellner - IPMS# 30864
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard
Price: $42.95
Product / Stock #: 53108
Product provided by: Eduard

Set 3 of the Eduard Photo etch set for the Revell U-505 submarine in 1/72 scale consists of detail for the hull. I'm not a "PE guy" but as with Part 2 of the Eduard sets, when asked, I accepted the challenge since I had the opportunity to build the sub.

This set consists of one sheet of brass. Although the instructions do not show any removal of kit parts needed to install this set, I found that they adhere much better is you carefully remove the detail of the kit before gluing on the PE. It mostly consists of removing rivet detail.

I cut the parts from the fret with a sharp #11 blade and sanded them smooth with a sanding stick. The instructions are clear and the parts fit perfectly. This would be a great "first try" at using photo etch if you haven't done so before.

My thanks to IPMS/USA and to Eduard for the opportunity to review this subject.

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