Eduard 1/72 Mi-24/35 Upgrade Set
By Matt Bittner
When Eduard re-packaged the Zvezda 1/72 Mi-24 they released this photoetch Upgrade Set, #72633. Unfortunately I've been unable to acquire the Eduard re-release but there's no doubt this set will work on "just" the Zvezda kit, on its own. The set is marked for both the Mi-24 and Mi-35 so if you have one of these Zvezda kits this set should work with those kits. However, since it's an upgrade set for the Eduard kit it contains photoetch items the Eduard re-release doesn't. Since their release of the kit included a photoetch fret for the cockpit this set adds different detail.
A lot of the set is meant for the troop-carrying section of the helicopter. Additional items for the sides of the model's interior as well as bulkheads will really add a lot to this area. Also included are some external detail pieces like replacement hatches, antenna, items for the landing gear and gear wells, replacement vanes for the pitot, wipers for the canopies, control linkages for the antenna blades, etc.
If you want a very well detailed Zvezda Mi-24/35 model then definitely pick up this set. It will really provide a stunning level of detail.
My thanks to Eduard for the set to review.