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F-8 Martin Baker Mk.5 Ejection Seat

AMS Resin 1/32 F-8 Martin Baker Mk.5 Ejection Seat First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2009 Manufacturer AMS Resin
Subject F-8 Martin Baker Mk.5 Ejection Seat Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32028 Media Resin
Pros Nice update to the Trumpeter kit Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $12.00

First Look

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.

F-8 Martin Baker Mk.5 Ejection Seat

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.