Eduard German Jagdtiger Fenders
by Frank De Sisto
Contains one large fret and two pages of instructions. Price: $19.95
For those who are going to hang fenders on their Jagdtiger, Eduard provides
this set. It consists of parts to complete both sides, tailored for the
additional length of the Jagdtiger’s hull. So this set is not useful
for a standard Tiger II. Also, for those who wish to fully detail the
Jagdtiger with an etch set, but don’t wish to have their model fitted
with fenders, they can dispense with the purchase of this set and will
not have to pay for such an addition if it came in the main set (35701,
Aside from the side fenders themselves, this set includes the small mounting
strips that were used to bolt the fenders into place. The edge of the
etch fret provides suitably shaped holes that the modeler is instructed
to use to create hex-bolts. Simply heat a length of sprue and jam it into
the hole. And presto: hex bolt heads. The less adventurous may wish to
use Grandt Line parts instead. The front and rear mud flaps are fully
detailed, and the rear flaps are especially noteworthy for their detail.
Unlike some other sets on the market, the rear flaps are not overly complicated
by being provided with working hinges. Personally, I prefer the easier
The instructions are clear and un-complicated, which should be rather
helpful to modelers. Note that due to the size of some of the fender segments,
a hobbyist’s special-purpose photo-etch folding tool may be helpful.
Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops and directly
from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz.
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