Eduard sWS with "Goliath",
photo-etched brass in 1/35 scale (35710)
by Frank De Sisto
Contains two frets and one small sheet each of printed paper and clear
film, plus four pages of instructions. Price: $22.95 USD.
This set starts with parts to detail the driver’s compartment of
the un-armored sWS. Items included are: non-skid panels and steps, foot
pedels, fire extinguisher racks, MP40 storage rack and windshield wiper
details. There is a fold-over part to replace the kit’s front radiator
grill, plus hooks, clamps and Notek light mounts for the hood and front
A replacement shovel head is given along with Eduard’s trademark
easy-to-use, one-piece tool clamps. The load-bed gets metal plate and
strip details for the side and rear walls, as well as hinge detail for
the tail-gate. There are also parts to construct a Notek tail lamp, reflector
and license plate holder. The Goliath demolition vehicle gets a new reel
for its control wires as well as small panel and hinge details.
While this is a fine set and can certainly be adapted to other versions
of the sWS, I was disappointed in the lack of something else Eduard pioneered.
There was no masking film for the windshield glass which, if included,
would have considerably eased the task of the modeler.
Product images are used by permission of Eduard.
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.