A-4 Skyhawk Ejection Seat with Safety Belts

Published: October 28th, 2013     
Detail Part
Detail Part
Reviewed by: Chad Richmond - IPMS# 10346
Scale: 1/32
Company: Quickboost
Price: $8.50
Product / Stock #: QB 32 136
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The ejection seat provided in the Trumpeter 1/32nd A-4 kit is very nice, combining both injection plastic and photo etched parts, ten in all. It is certainly passable. It does not compare, however, to the Quickboost seat, which consists of six cast resin parts. The casting is some of the best I have ever seen. The belts are very detailed and the finished seat should paint up nicely. While attaching the separate oxygen hoses, one of them decided to break off and go airborne. The last I saw of it was passing over my left shoulder.

The seat fits perfectly in the Trumpeter cockpit. I did not have a Hasegawa kit to compare it with, so I don't know how it would stand against that kit seat. I can't wait to get it painted and installed in the Trumpeter cockpit.

My thanks to Aires for providing this excellent product, and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it.

  • Seat comparison, left side
    Seat comparison, left side
  • Seat comparison, right side
    Seat comparison, right side
  • Seat comparison, back
    Seat comparison, back

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