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Hawker Tempest Seat w/Belts

BarracudaCast 1/48 Hawker Tempest Seat w/Belts First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2019 Manufacturer BarracudaCast
Subject Hawker Tempest Seat w/Belts Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48397 Media Resin
Pros Nice update for the Eduard kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $6.95

First Look

Here is one of the latest releases from Barracudacast, this time providing a quilted seat cushion-equipped pilot seat with separately cast Sutton belts for the pilot's restraints. This set is a direct replacement for the new-tool Eduard kit, but can also be used with other Tempest kits as well.

Hawker Tempest Seat w/Belts

Thiis set is one of several updates to the Eduard kits (both the 'Series I' and 'Series II' releases) that also includes a nice replacement propeller spinner, hollowed-out exhaust stacks, corrected chin intake/radiator, and several main wheel options. Each of these sets is inexpensive, and if used with either the Overtrees or Weekend editions of the Eduard Tempest kits, will still be a relatively inexpensive but more accurate project.

My sincere thanks to BarracudaCals Decals for this review sample!