5 Significant New Releases from Eduard for 2014
The hands-down biggest news from Eduard for 2014 will be an entirely new-tool 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Gustav. The company has been showing the first completed sprue of the new mould at the Nuremberg Toy fair, but the final release date is yet TBA.
Rumors say that Eduard also plans for a Bf 109F-2/4 later this year, which may indicate that the Gustav is to appear somewhere around the summer.
The excellent line of 1/48 Spitfires will be gradually expanding. Next in line is the Mk. IXE, featuring the new “E” type wing but otherwise the same plastic as we know from previous releases of this kit. This kit is available immediately.
Another good news is that the 1/48 Spitfire IX is now available in cheaper Weekend Edition series – as a Spitfire Mk. IXc Late version.
Eduard will also continue its tradition of issuing selected Academy kits under its own label,
as limited edition kits upgraded with Eduard Brassin, PE accessories and decal sheets printed by Cartograf.
Next in this line is “Good Morning Da Nang!” – Academy’s brand-new F-4B Phantom. This could be the ultimate Phantom kit for advanced modelers.
Release date March 2014.
A smilar February release from Eduard is that of the soviet fighter La-5 in 1/48. This kit uses plastic parts by Zvezda, supported by Eduard Brassin wheels, color photo-etched parts and painting mask, plus a comprehensive decal sheet covering 5 markings, printed by Cartograf.
In 1:72 scale, we will see Mikoyan MiG-15bis ProfiPACK which is scheduled for March 2014 release. Later this year Eduar will also issue a Mikoyan MiG-15UTI two-seater version.
Eduard can also be relied upon to come with a steady stream of photoetched and resin sets. Here is the range of Eduard accessories for Revell’s new 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6.
[All photos via Eduard]