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Tornado Gr.1 seatbelts.
For the Hobby Boss tornado Gr.1..
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by: Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]

This set is contained in a transparent resealable bag. Contents are protected by reasonable stiff card. I know it's nothing to do with the contents, but I do like the Eduard knight on the cover and if you turn the package around you see him from the rear.


1 x 1 pre coloured photo etched fret.
2 x A5 pages of instructions.

This set totaling around 50 parts, includes all the harnesses and fastenings that you would find on the MB Mk 10 ejection seat fitted to the Tornado Gr.1. First of all it is necessary to remove the harness moulded onto the Hobby Boss kit seats. Well worth the effort as the much more detailed pre painted Eduard paints will enhance the look of the seats no end. Parts include:
Lift webs.
Upper harnesses.
Lap straps.
Back pad and seat cushions.
Seat firing handles.
Seat warning plaques.
Quick release boxes.

The upper harnesses, lap harnesses and quick release boxes are built up from several parts to make the appearance more authentic. It does require a little patience to construct, but I like this approach by Eduard. It does give more depth to the harnesses. It is necessary to bend some of the parts, such as making the lift webs conform to the shape of the upper seat, but nothing too challenging. Just take your time.


If you are looking to improve the ejection seats for the Hobby Boss Tornado Gr.1 then look no further. This set is quite superb in the quality of the parts. All it requires from you is the skill and patience to apply them. Highly recommended.
Highs: Excellent pre coloured etched parts.
Lows: None at all.
Verdict: As I say if you are building the Hobby Boss Tornado Gr.1., then you really must consider acquiring this set.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 49529
  Suggested Retail: $16.95
  PUBLISHED: May 17, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

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About Tim Hatton (litespeed)

Aircraft are my primary interest from WWll to present day.

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