AMS Resin 1/32 F-8 Martin Baker Mk.5 Ejection Seat First Look
|Date of Review||July 2009||Manufacturer||AMS Resin|
|Subject||F-8 Martin Baker Mk.5 Ejection Seat||Scale||1/32|
|Pros||Nice update to the Trumpeter kit||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$12.00|
AMS Resin is back with another nice detail set, this time a replacement Martin Baker Mark 5 ejection seat for the Trumpeter 1/32 F-8 Crusader. Trumpeter released their 1/32 F-8E kit (look here) with a styrene seat that captures some of the details of the seat and is augmented with photo-etch for the seat belt and shoulder harness.
This resin replacement from AMS Resin nails the look of the seat with the survival kit, stowed shoulder harness and separately cast face curtain actuator handles. AMS Resin can do some amazing casting that captures details in one or two parts that others have trouble replicating. This seat will also work nicely in Trumpeter's F-8J Crusader that is due on store shelves soon.
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to AMS Resin for this review sample!
For more information on the F-8 Crusader, stop by our online reference here.