Buff Master Design 1/72 B-52G/H Ejection Seats First Look
|Date of Review||September 2018||Manufacturer||Buff Master Design|
|Subject||B-52G/H Ejection Seats||Scale||1/72|
|Pros||Nice castings, good details||Cons||See text|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$8.95|
Buff Master Design produces a variety of conversions and corrections for the 1/72 B-52 kits on the market. One such set is this release containing four detailed ejection seats used with the B-52G/H. These seats are cast in gray resin and feature the crew restraints molded in place. This set contains four seats and will be useful for improving the flight deck of the AMT/Italeri or Modelcraft B-52G/H kits.
If you're modeling an older B-52G or H, these seats will work well with the AMT/Italeri kits. If you're building late cold war (or later) B-52G or H, you'll likely want to use the Buff Master B-52G or B-52H Update sets which include a new nose, engines, and cockpit, including two of these seats. The conversion doesn't have the aft crewstations or below-deck crew stations (nor could you see them after assembly), so there isn't need for these additional seats.
On the other hand, if you're building the Modelcollect kit, you could use these seats for the main flight deck crew stations but you'll need two more for the below-deck crew stations should you be posing the crew entry door open. Given that the nose and tail sections of the Modelcollect kit are not very accurate (look here), you might consider using one of the Buff Master conversions to get your model looking like a proper B-52, or simply skip the Modelcollect kit altogether and convert one of the Monogram or AMT/Italeri kits into the B-52 you want.
You can follow our progressive build review that will incorporate this set and other essential updates to render a proper late-configuration B-52H 'bomb truck'.