One of the latest improvements of the model product is the new series of Eduard seat belts. They are called steel seat belts and as the name says, they are made of steel. The main feature is that they are so thin and very easy to shape and bend. They have released a few sets of steel belts and I will present them not in chronological order of release but in regards to country they are dedicated to.

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

The sets shown here are for the German aviation in WW2 or well known as the Luftwaffe. Eduard released different sets and here is a set of belts for fighters. The scales they have delivered are 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32. There is not a big difference among them but in number of the parts available inside. Larger scale, less sets inside and vice versa. All elements are painted so they are almost instantly ready to use.

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

The instruction leaflet presents how to mount these belts on the plastic kits of Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke Wulf Fw 190 but this is just an example. It is on you to adopt these belts on any German fighter kit you have and use available images to see correct position. I have used the belts on a plastic kit of the Heinkel He 100 and it works with great precision.

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

Work is as simple as possible- simply you cut belt part from sheet, merge with another part (if needed), shape it to comfortably fit the seat geometry and fix in place. My impression is so high about this product, first of all they are so realistic, second important thing is they are very easy to shape, more easy then standard photo etched belts.

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

Luftwaffe fighters steel belts

This is an excellent product and I more then recommend it!!! My great thanks to Eduard who provided the free samples of these products and you can have them here- 73034, 49095 and 32867.

Srecko Bradic