Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

IJAAF WWII seatbelts

Published: March 6th, 2017     
IJAAF WWII seatbelts
Reviewed by: Paul Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1:72
Company: Eduard

Eduard continues its recent trend of providing realistic seat belts for a wide variety of aircraft. This set is advertised as providing seat belts for Imperial Japanese Army Air Force aircraft from World War II and boy does it!

The set provides two types of seat belts for Nakajima aircraft, one leather and the other cloth, and a different type for Kawaski aircraft. There enough sets to make 9 sets of Kawaski belts, 9 sets of leather Nakajima belts and 13 sets of cloth Nakajima belts! The belts are in full color and assembly is easy as all you have to do is glue the part representing the leather back pad behind the buckle on the left belt and then you are ready to install the belts.

M-10 Mid Production

Published: March 6th, 2017     
M-10 Mid Production
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Scale: 1:35
Company: Eduard

Eduard has released a photo-etched (PE) detail set for the 1/35 Tamiya M-10 mid production tank destroyer. This set includes one PE sheet and a one page, color instruction sheet that is printed on both sides. You can fold this sheet in half to create a pamphlet. This sheet is color coded with black showing the original kit parts, blue for the PE parts and red for the parts that need to be removed for the PE to take its place. The only down side to the sheet is that does not follow the steps on the Tamiya instruction sheet. Before I started, I compared both sheets and wrote on the Eduard sheet what Tamiya step number each assembly belongs to. Then I marked the Tamiya sheet by circling the parts that were going to be replaced or where PE parts were going to be added.

Messerschmitt Me 262B-1 STEEL Seatbelts

Published: March 6th, 2017     
Messerschmitt Me 262B-1 STEEL Seatbelts
Reviewed by: Timothy Gidcumb, IPMS# 40925
Scale: 1:32
Company: Eduard

Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Eduard’s STEEL Belt line for the new 1/32 Revell Me262B-1 kit. I waited and waited for the new 1/32 Revell Me262B-1 to be released in the States and that day has not come yet so I bought one from Germany. One of the first things to notice with this product is the excellent presentation of the packaging with the sealed flap on the back of package to allow for easy access to parts.

Upon removal of the photoetch from the package you will notice the great level of detail on the pre-painted belts which include a little bit of weathering. These belts are only 0.04 mm thick and are very easy to position on the seat and they hold their shape well.

You can apply these to the seats using a spot of superglue and you will have a great representation of the Me262 belts and harnesses.

The Steel belts are a great addition to the kit since Revell decided to only supply decals for belts. The Eduard belts bring a more realistic feel to your seats when you are done.

Convair B-58 Hustler Pitot Tube

Published: March 6th, 2017     
Convair B-58 Hustler Pitot Tube
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1:144
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