F-14A Ejection Seats

Published: April 30th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
James Corley, IPMS# 35138
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $19.95
Product / Stock #: 648293

The Eduard Brassin set for the F-14A Tomcat ejection seats (GRU-7A seats) is a very comprehensive set. The set includes 3 resin pieces for each seat, plus a fret of painted brass with 15 distinct items, usually 4 of each.

The instructions are very thorough, but the brass includes extras of some items: there are 4 of #PE12 in Step 1 yet one is only intended to install two of these, one on each sheet. Ok, back to references to see if they left something out. Nope - they just give us extras. The same is true for #PE10 & #PE11. Some of the brass, specifically #PE4, are so small they became hard to work with, and aren't even shown in the images from Eduard but are on the seats. Other than three confusing extra parts, the build is straightforward and fairly simple. These went together in about 2 hours of total working time and look much better than the kit seats, which are by no means bad. (In my opinion, the etch alone would be a good seller and would dress up the kit seats quite a bit.)

I would like to express my gratitude to Eduard for allowing my the pleasure of building and reviewing this set.

  • Resin parts included in set
    Resin parts included in set
  • Photoetch sheet in set
    Photoetch sheet in set
  • Resin seat part
    Resin seat part
  • Resin seat part
    Resin seat part
  • Resin seat part
    Resin seat part
  • Instruction sheet
    Instruction sheet
  • Instruction sheet
    Instruction sheet
  • Finished ejection seat
    Finished ejection seat
  • Finished ejection seat
    Finished ejection seat
  • Finished ejection seat
    Finished ejection seat
  • Finished seats installed in kit cockpit
    Finished seats installed in kit cockpit
  • Finished seats installed in kit cockpit
    Finished seats installed in kit cockpit