Eduard Model Accessories

1/48 B-17G radio compartment photo etch detail set

Product # 491058 for HKM kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Jan 22 2020


This pre-painted photo etch detail set from Eduard is part of the Zoom series of photo etch sets and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis is a radio compartment detail set designed for the 1/72 HKM B-17G.  The parts include a fret of pre-painted parts for the radio panels and wooden desk top etc.  You also get unpainted parts for the radio compartment that will be painted mostly in the interior color.


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There are 4 pages of instructions are in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  You will be required to cut away detail on the kit parts to fit these photo etched parts, but this is indicated on the instruction sheets.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

The interior of the B-17G has endless areas that would be vastly improved by pre-painted photo etch and if you were to set up your B-17 as a cut-away model, then you would get the full benefit of interior detailing.  I am very impressed with this set.

You can buy this pre-painted photo etch detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford