B-25 Seats with Safety Belts

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Accurate Miniatures/Academy
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
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Accurate Miniatures had a great run producing kits that stand up even to this day. Academy has the molds currently and has reissued the kit regularly including the 1/48 B-25B which I was lucky enough to review. The kits has wonderful detail but could use some details here and there. To address one area, Quickboost has come out with an excellent set of pilots chairs with molded in seat belts. These are cast in the usual crisp, bubble free gray resin. One really, really nice thing is that both seats are the same EXCEPT the seat belts are different which is a wonderful little detail.

Prep is simple, cut off the casting blocks on the bottom and check the fit into the seat rails. It may require slightly hollowing out the area where the rails attach but it is quick grind. A quick coat of paint and hand painting the seat belts was done followed by a dark wash and some dry brushing and scratches done with a silver pencil. A flat coat and they are glued in place. You can see from the comparison pictures that these seats are head and shoulders above the kit parts. With the large glass canopy, these are really needed and very simple to add.

Highly recommended for any release of the Accurate Miniatures/Academy kit with simple installation and great casting and a much improved appearance. My


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