Bf-109F (early) Seat with Belts

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Scale
1/32
MSRP
$6.50
Product / Stock #
QB 32 135
Base Kit
Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109F
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Parts Package

Quickboost has added a highly detailed Bf-109F early-style seat with safety belts to their continually growing line of 1/32 scale detail parts. It is designed as a drop-in replacement for the seat parts included in the kit. This part adds considerably to the overall detail of the cockpit and solves a problem that the kit parts present. Hasegawa provides the seat in the kit in two parts – left and a right side that are joined in the middle of the seat pan and back, thus creating a vertical seam through the center of the entire seat that must be eliminated. (see the photo below of the two kit parts surrounding the aftermarket seat). The Hasegawa seat also has ejection pin protrusions on the inside walls of both pieces that will need to be dealt with before joining the pieces.

Yes, if the pilot figure is placed in the seat, the seam is not a big issue. But if the pilot is left out, the model builder is faced with some careful work to get rid of the seam before adding scratchbuilt or aftermarket seatbelts.

Quickboost eliminates all that work by providing a nice, single resin casting of a well-detailed Bf-109F seat with belts that can be simply removed from the casting block (with a razor saw and sanding stick), washed (in warm water to remove any mold release agent), primed (with a good quality primer), and painted (RLM 66 for the seat and a light canvas color for the belts) before placing it in the cockpit.

This is a very nice addition to any 1/32 scale Hasegawa Bf-109F kit…almost a necessity. It is highly recommended.

My thanks to Quickboost for providing the review sample and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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