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Eduard Pz.I Befehlswagen 1/35-scale photo-etched brass (35750)

by Frank De Sisto

Contains: two frets and four pages of instructions. Price: $24.95 USD.

The first thing one will notice within this set is the new rings that are to be used to correct the appearance of the DML kit’s idler wheel. DML modelled the part with a solid rim and configured it as having a tire. The actual item was an open, “skeletal” affair without a tire. The Eduard rims provide a quick, but only partial, cosmetic improvement. The other main part dealing with the suspension system is a new girder for the road wheels.

The remainder of the parts cover what is now the “standard” for etch sets produced by this manufacturer. This includes clamps, brackets and racks for all of the various tools and other external fittings. There is a completely new smoke candle rack that includes mounting frame and end cap retaining chains. There is also a perforated exhaust guard and various vents and screens for the engine deck and superstructure rear end. New front and rear mud flaps are accompanied by new horn, head-and tail-lamp mounts, as well as the small lifting hooks located on various surfaces of the vehicle. All hatches get internal and external details, while the driver’s visor is also detailed with internal framework and hinge mechanism. Finally, there are new supports for the antenna storage frame, as well as an open bin, for the rear surface of the superstructure.

This set is quite simple and will really dress up the basic kit without too much of a headache for the modeler.

Highly recommended.

Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops and directly from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz. Visit their web site for images of reviewed items.