Bf-109G-6 Seatbelts Steel

Published: August 22nd, 2018     
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Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $9.95
Product / Stock #: FE892

Tamiya's beautiful Bf-109G-6 is just a fun build. What it does lack is the seatbelts. Tamiya provides you with a decal to replicate the seatbelts and shoulder harnesses. This is a major letdown for me as the belts are quite prominent in the small cockpit.

Packaged in a self-resealing package that is typical for Eduard smaller photo etch is one fret of pre-painted photo etch. The fret includes the seatbelts and shoulder harnesses. They are painted properly with some shading around the buckles. It is very convincing and looks great.

I noticed that this set is slightly different from the one designed for the Eduard kit so it is definitely designed for the Tamiya kit. You can tell by the mount for the shoulder harness which will key into the kit attachment point. The set designed for the Eduard kit has the attachment point as well.

You can bend the new STEEL belts without losing any of the paint. The only issue is that there isn't paint on the backside of the belt should you fold it over on itself. I've found an acrylic color that replicates the front color so even that isn't a show stopper. I recommend bending with your fingers and not a sharp tweezer or other tool.

What more can I say about this set? It is an essential upgrade to your Tamiya 109. These belts are significant improvements over the kit decals. They can be bent and shaped to add visual interest to your Tamiya kit. Because of the design of the attachment point these can only be used on the Tamiya kit.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting Eduard at www.eduard.com or your at your local hobby shop or online retailer.

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