In-Box Review
Seatbelts P-47D Thunderbolt
Seat set for any 1/32 P-47 kit
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

The Review
This set is designed for any of the 1/32 P-47D kits.
It has 9 micro-textile straps and 13 photoetch pieces.
it is made using micro-textile sheeting, metallic buckles.
The straps are Micro-textile strips are printed and behave like a tight weave fabric.
Set contains seat belts for 1 single-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.

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Highs: High level of details. Decent cost.
Lows: Finished application images for the specific build(s) on website would be a plus.
Verdict: I have had good experiences with HGW sets and the their customer service.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #132532
  Suggested Retail: $ 11.01
  Related Link: Website
  PUBLISHED: Sep 07, 2014
  NATIONALITY: United States

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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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It's hard to improve on Jugs, they're a man's best friend, but these seat belts are a nice addition to any kitbuilder's stash.
SEP 07, 2014 - 10:14 AM

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