The first time you see new Eduard’s F6F-3 Hellcat kit in 1/48 scale all you can say is Wow, excellent kit that Eduard provided with everything it needs. But Eduard went one step further and released the new 49411 self adhesive set. Set contains two photo etched fret with total of 122 parts and a small clear foil with three parts on it and a small 6 pages instruction sheet packed inside Eduard’s plastic bag.

The first fret is self adhesive with pre-painted parts mostly for the cabin interior. Second fret contains parts to upgrade tail wheel which looks excellent and realistic with only three additional PE part added. Parts included in this fret are the details of side control panels as well as some gauges, switches and throttle control and some side wall panels with different switches off course all of these parts are pre-painted and highly detailed. Seat and wall behind the pilot received some more details and once this set is properly installed look really outstanding.

Engine cowling, external tank as well as some wing and fuselage details are also provided.

Parts on clear foil are to be used to upgrade the gun sight and windshield on canopy. New Eduard set 49411 provides a great opportunity for every modeler to make an outstanding and highly detailed Hellcat kit made by Eduard. F6F-3 upgraded with this set looks much better and more realistic.

This set is highly recommended.

Darko Mladenovic

Images- Darko Mladenovic and Eduard Public Release

Sample detail set is provided by Jana Sulcova from Eduard