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MiG-21 KM-1 Fabric Seatbelts

Eduard, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard Item No. 49065 MiG-21 - KM-1 Seatbelts FABRIC


Contents and Media:

1 coloured textile fret, 1 photo etch fret.

Scale:

1/48

Price:

USD$12.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

£7.20 plus shipping available online from Hannants website
and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

A realistic way to represent ejection seat belts. Should eliminate the problem that etch belts have of sitting above the seat/cushions. More flexibility in posing the belts than etch.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Recommendation:

Recommended for any KM-1 ejection seat be it a kit or aftermarket seat that is lacking seatbelts.


Reviewed by Michael Drover


Eduard's 1/48 scale KM-1 Fabric Seat Belts are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Eduard’s KM-1 Fabric ejection seatbelts are a recent addition to their small but growing line of Fabric seatbelts and only one of two in the collection that are made for jet subjects. The F-4 Phantom being the other.

Modeller’s have long suffered from ‘floating seatbelt syndrome’ when using photo etch items and it looks like Eduard have come up with a simple solution to solve the problem.

Two frets are supplied in the usual Eduard flat packaging. One textile fret is produced by the well known company HGW who among other things have been doing micro fabric seat belts for a while now. The metal fret is by Eduard and covers the seat belt buckles and metal fittings.

 

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Eduard’s usual instruction sheet clearly shows the necessary steps to achieve the final result. I’d suggest using something like white glue to attach the parts as it will still provide an amount of flexibility to the seatbelts once they are in position. Cyanoacryclate may provide a bond that could prove to be too rigid for the textile parts.

This simple seatbelt set from Eduard provides a simple but realistic accessory in the evolution of scale modeling.

I’ll be trying it on my Eduard Mig-21 when the time comes. 

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Michael Drover
Page Created 4 November, 2013
Last updated 4 November, 2013

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