In-Box Review
Iljuschin II-2 harness set
Iljuschin II-2 harness set
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

The Iljushin Il-2 (Cyrillic: Илью́шин Ил-2) was a ground-attack aircraft (Cyrillic: Штурмови́к, Šturmovík) in the Second World War, produced by the Soviet Union in very large numbers. 36,183 examples of the Il-2 produced during the war. To its crew, the aircraft was simply the diminutive "Ilyusha". To the soldiers on the ground, it was the "Hunchback", the "Flying Tank" or the "Flying Infantryman".

The review
This set is designed for model aircraft by HobbyBoss kit.
It has 5 micro-textile straps and 20 photoetch pieces.
it is made using micro-textile sheeting, metallic buckles.
The straps are Micro-textile strips which are printed and behave like a tight weave fabric.
Set contains seat belts for 1 dual-seater aircraft.
Micro-textile parts are can be coated in super glue after placement - it leads to darkening shades and these are also waterproofed and easy to assemble. But you must be deliberate with their construction.
The cardboard insert in the set makes an excellent cutting board.
Sets are about 229 Kč = 11.01 USD.

1. Take the precut textile part out of the sheet.
2. Remove supporting paper.
3. Crumple the belt into a little ball and knead it between the fingers.
4. Thread the belts through the buckles – use superglue.
5. Put the belts into the seat.
6. Spray by the glossy varnish.
8. Spray by matt varnish.
7. Saturate the belts with very wash of colour (mix of black and brown) – it will highlight the texture and shadows.

I have used the WWI aviation subjects of the HGW Micro-textile belts in some of my builds and can report very pleasing results.

I want to thank Martin Bobek for the review sample.
Highs: Exploded details for construction. high quality etch details.
Lows: photos of the finished builds on their website would be a help.
Verdict: Well worth the money for the quality.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #132531
  Suggested Retail: $11.01
  PUBLISHED: Sep 03, 2014

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About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...

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