Eduard Brassin 1/48 Ki-61-I Fuel Tanks
This set of Brassin fuel tanks is for Tamiya's recent 1/48th scale Kawasaki Ki-61-I kit. It consists of 20 parts. 8 of these are resin and are 12 photo-etch on a small fret. The resin pieces are the drop tanks, under wing racks and mounting cradles. The PE parts all attach to the racks. You also need to add 3 lengths of wire to the top of each tank and this is detailed in Eduard's well illustrated instructions.
Tamiya's 1/48th scale Ki-61 is a great kit. It supercedes the Otaki and Hasegawa kits in accuracy and detail and there are numerous aftermarket decal options available. These Brassin drop tanks are a worthy addition. Each tank is an excellent, one piece casting so you don't have to worry about getting rid of another seam. The PE parts add increased realism to the drop tank racks.
I recommend this Brassin set and I would like to thank Eduard for the review sample.