Published on
February 20, 2011
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Taniya 1/32 Spitfire Mk. VII
Company: Eduard - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Eduard - Website: Visit Site

Well, then, now here’s a set of photoetch that I can really get into: pre-painted seatbelts with the straps, buckles, adjusters, and quick-releases. The set includes the lap belt and shoulder harness.

The quality of the workmanship by Eduard shows through on these and I am anxious to do my Tamiya Spitfire using them. By the way, this set appears to be identical (with the exception of the color) to Eduard’s set 32667 (Spitfire Mk.IX late seatbelts) and thus interchangeable. Good to know if you can’t find the specific set you are looking for.

While I love to look at completed and installed photoetch assemblies, I often feel that they are the bane of my existence. A love-hate relationship if you will. The carpet in my hobby-cave gets more than its share of them. This set is pretty simple and most of the parts are within my skill level size. They will surely beat the old masking tape/foil straps and fuse wire hardware I used to use.

Don’t let the pricing put you off because time also has value and these parts will save you a bundle of time while adding unmatched detail to your Spitfire cockpit.

Thanks to Eduard Model Accessories and IPMS/USA for my review sample.


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