Late Fw 190A Cockpit
for new 1/32 Scale Hasegawa
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|Catalogue Number &
Eagle Parts #5132 Late Fw 190A Cockpit Set
|Contents and Media:
||28 parts in grey resin; 1
photo-etched fret; illustrated instructions.
USD$29.00 Available now
from Eagle Editions website
||Amazing detail; beautiful casting;
plenty of useful and interesting options; further potential for
determined superdetailers; two seats supplied; massive improvement over
||Some photos in instructions a little
small to see the detail.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
I could save myself some keyboard time by simply posting the photos
of Eagle Parts recent 1/32 scale Late Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Cockpit Set.
The pictures really do tell the story pretty convincingly.
Even so, I should let you know that this new cockpit comprises 28
parts perfectly cast in grey resin plus a photo-etched brass fret. This
set is almost designed as a tub within a tub. The large resin cockpit
part will be itself enclosed by the interior sidewalls which extend into
the rear-mid fuselage.
The main tub (pictured at the top of the page) is quite spectacular,
with a remarkable amount of detail cast in place including wiring and
side console features.
Two seats are supplied. One has a resin harness and seat cushion cast
in place, while another seat without belts is included for modellers who
prefer to use the photo-etched harness.
The instrument coaming corrects the kit problem of the missing length
of cushion aft of the gunsight. This part is engineered to include a
section of fuselage, so some cutting of the kit parts will be required
Options include two control column boots - one neutral and one
permitting positioning of the stick; positionable rudder pedals;
alternate style rudder pedals; a vent for the rear decking and a
chronometer that may be placed in the cockpit if desired. Also, the
starboard sidewall has access hatch and filler point details. If the top
and side hatches were left open, it might be worth scratchbuilding
radios, an MW50 tank and some more structural details inside this area.
Another bonus is a pair of landing gear indicators for the wings.
Instructions comprise of a double-sided letter-sized sheet with text
and photos. The detail of the images have suffered due to their small
size and the duplication process. Fortunately, larger colour versions of
these photos are available on Eagle Editions' website. I strongly
recommend a visit to the Eagle Editions website to consult these better
images prior to assembly.
Murphy's Law made sure that I did not receive this set until just
after I had finished working on my 1/32 scale Hasegawa Fw 190A
(built by myself; with Chris Wauchop adding the surface features, paint
Eagle Editions' 1/32 scale Late Fw 190A Cockpit is a vast improvement
over the kit parts. Assembly and painting will take time and care, but
the effort will be worthwhile. I'd suggest you take some photos before
gluing the fuselage halves together though, as some of that beautiful
detail will disappear forever!
This cockpit will be a fabulous addition to any 1/32 scale late Fw
190A project based on the excellent new Hasegawa kit.
Eagle Editions for the review sample
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available online from Eagle Editions
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