Mosquito Mk.IV Seatbelts

Published: August 16th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Rick Bellanger - IPMS# 35220
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard
Price: $17.00
Product / Stock #: 32839
Product provided by: Eduard

Eduard has come out with several photo etch sets for the 1/32 Scale. This set provides new replacement Fabric seatbelts. Included are two frets, the first is a photo etch set of buckles and hardware and the second are fabric seatbelts.

The fabric belts are actual fabric. They have a paper backing that is easily removed by folding the belt to break the adhesion. Then you simply peel the backing off. Eduard suggest that you rub the fabric belt a few time between your fingers to break the stiffness and make the belt a little more pliable. Once this is done they are easier to work with.

The instructions are quite adequate to provide detailed information on part numbers and placement.

Assembly is straight forward but extremely fiddly. There are a bunch of very tiny parts that need to be bent and shaped. I used a hobby knife with a number 11 blade to remove the photo etch from the fret. Some of the small parts are hard to hold and glue at the same time. This makes for a time consuming and sometimes aggravating assembly. I used an ACC type glue for assembly.

All-in-all Eduard has come to the rescue with some very nice detail sets to improve an already very nice kit. I would only recommend this set to an experienced modeler who has worked with tiny photo etch.

Thank you Eduard and IPMS USA for providing me the opportunity to review this sample and let the modeling community know it's out there.

Have fun and enjoy.

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