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Scale Seatbelts WWII
Details for the P-61B Black Widow HobbyBoss kit
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American "Black Widow", was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of opposing aircraft, and was the first aircraft specifically designed to use radar. It was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom design developed during World War II. The first test flight was made on 26 May 1942, with the first production aircraft rolling off the assembly line in October 1943. The last aircraft was retired from government service in 1954.(Info edited from Wikipedia.)

Set Contents
This set is designed for HobbyBoss kit. It has 34 micro-textile straps and 54 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-seater 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 by the glossy 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.

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Highs: Good details and exploded view instructions.
Lows: Photo references on the website would help.
Verdict: Good quality items for a modern kit.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #132525
  Suggested Retail: $13.95
  Related Link: Webpage
  PUBLISHED: Dec 13, 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 ...

Copyright 2020 text by Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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