Hasegawa’s 1/48th scale Sea King is a wonderful kit and there have been a few releases of aftermarket for it but nothing lately. Quickboost and Aires surprised us with one of their latest releases, a pair of pilot seats in the Quickboost line as replacement for the kits seats.
The set comes with two casting blocks which contains the seats and two side rails each. There are instructions included also. Assembly is maybe 10 minutes worth. Cut the seat from the casting blocks and sand the bottom even with the bottom of the seat. Carefully cut the two side rails loose and glue in place.
I primed the seat with Alclad gray. There are no painting instructions and a quick search of the Internet shows the seats gray, black and khaki drab and more than that I suspect. I elected to use the color scheme in the Hasegawa kit which was khaki drab. The seat also had gray belts and silver buckles. A black wash and some dry brushing with khaki color. A quick flat coat and the seat is done.
As you can see in the comparison shots, the Quickboost seat is head and shoulders above the kit part. And with all the glass in the kit, this will enhance the detail immensely and for a very reasonable price.
I am glad that we are seeing parts for some of the older kits. This set is most highly recommended. My thanks to Quickboost and Aires for the opportunity to review this wonderful item