British steel belts
For the last few years Eduard has delivered to the market a number of seat belt sets, made in various technology and I have released that they repeated some areas and some not. Many countries are covered like Soviet Union, France, Japan, United States, Great Britain. 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.
The sets shown here are for the British aviation in WW2. 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.
The instruction leaflet presents how to mount these belts on the plastic kits seats, not specific kit is presented, so it is multi purpose for British airplanes. I have used the belts on a plastic kit of the Revell Bristol Beaufighter in 1/48 scale and it works with great precision. Sample product I have use is FE818 and this is small set, include elements for three seats in total.
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.
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- FE818, SS587, 73036, 73040, 49097, 49101 and 32872.