Seatbelts USAAF WWII Steel

Published on
August 30, 2016
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Any USAAF 1/32 Aircraft
Company: Eduard - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Eduard - Website: Visit Site
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Eduard has produced many different sets of seat belts over the years for many sizes and types of aircraft. They also have several different styles, with the fabric belts and straight photoetch belts. This set is 1/32nd scale photoetch steel with preprinted color on one side. The printing is top notch and even includes the required stitching on the belts. No specific aircraft are mentioned on the set. One set is tan and one is green and there are two complete sets of each including the lap belts.

The shoulder belts are straightforward in that you cut them free, bend the bottom clips perpendicular and glue them in place. One note here- to make the belts drape more naturally, I bend them up a little and twist them slightly. Not too much or the printing can come off but by doing this and bending them into place and then gluing, you get a more natural look.

The two lap belts are handed (left and right). The right one needs no additional pieces and simply bend to fit and glue in place. The left one has the lap pad and the clip added and it is also glued in place.

After installation, I added wash and flat to give it a little depth. The results are wonderful and really enhance the seat. Highly recommended.

My thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this great set.


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