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.
If you have used photoetch in the past you will have no problem with the skill level needed, and the package comes with 2 sets, since this is the Nightfighter version of the Me262.
I am well pleased with this offering from Eduard, and having used the fabric belts in the past, I now believe the STEEL line is my new favorite form of aftermarket belts. I would like to thank Eduard for a great product and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.