In-Box Review
Scale Seatbelts WWII
F4U-1 Corsair
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (194253).

The Corsair was originally designed as a Carrier-based aircraft. However it was found to be too "hot" for carrier landings and this rendered the Corsair unsuitable for the US Navy. The gull winged Corsair thus came to be assigned to land based units of the U.S. Marines.

Set Contents
This set is designed for Tamiya kit. It has 23 micro-textile straps and 15 photo-etch pieces.
Made of micro-textile sheeting, metallic buckles
The micro-textile strips which is printed and behaves like a fabric.
Set contains seat belts for 1 single-seat aircraft.
Micro-textile parts are prepared to using filters - it leads to darkening shades - and these are also waterproofed and easy to carefully assemble.
Photo-etched parts were developed in cooperation with Eduard company.

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 with a clear gloss varnish.
7. Impregnate the belts with very wash / mix of black and brown it will highlight the texture.
8. Spray by matt varnish.

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

When contacting manufacturers and publishers PLEASE mention you saw this review at AEROSCALE
Highs: Good details with exploded view instructions.
Lows: Photo references on the website would help.
Verdict: Good quality items for a large scale modern kit.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #132527
  Suggested Retail: $ 11.33
  Related Link: Webpage
  PUBLISHED: Dec 19, 2013
  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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I have had a couple of inquiries. These items have already been spoken for by an Aeroscale member.
DEC 19, 2013 - 01:22 PM

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