Eduard 1/32 T-6 Seatbelt Set First Look
|Date of Review||December 2014||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Pros||Color-printed crew restraints for the Kitty Hawk kits||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$19.95|
Eduard from the Czech Republic is easily the most prolific producer of aftermarket details. Period. Their series of photo-etched detail sets have brought additional fidelity to otherwise bland subjects, and have taken even the best-produced models and kicked them up a notch or two with details that cannot be produced with injection-molded plastic.
When Eduard first introduced the acetate-printed instrument faces that go behind their photo-etched instrument panels, this raised the bar on model cockpit reality as you could almostread the time on the aircraft clock. How could they top that?
It took a number of years, but the answer is color photo-etch. Somehow Eduard has developed a process for printing color directly on their photo-etched parts such that now you not only can read the instrument faces, you can now see the color warning arcs around airspeed indicators and color reference circles around Luftwaffe flight and engine instruments.
In this set, Eduard has produced a nice set of seat belts and shoulder harnesses for the front and rear cockpits of Kitty Hawk Models' 1/32 T-6 Texan kit. These belts are color-printed so even the stitching details are visible. All you need to do is install them in your cockpits and pose them as desired. These are an essential eye-catching detail that will add that extra fidelity to your T-6 project.
You should be able to find this detail set at your local hobby retailer or one of the many online hobby shops. Trust me, thisis worth looking for!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!