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Lancaster Seatbelt

Eduard 1/48 Lancaster Seatbelt Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2007 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject Lancaster Seatbelt Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 49034 Media Photo-Etch
Pros Beautiful detail update for any of the Tamiya Lancaster kits Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $7.95

First Look

Lancaster Seatbelt

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.

This set consists of one color photo-etch fret with seat belts for the various crew positions and a Sutton harness for the pilot. The color detailing saves you time as well as providing some nice eye-catching detail to the crew stations.

This set will really look impressive on the Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster kit, whether you're building the standard B.I/III, Grand Spam or Dam Buster releases. This detail set is not for the beginning modeler. You will need to be able to remove the photo-etch parts from their frets (simple once you know how) and then be able to apply these details using cyano adhesives without gluing yourself to the kitparts. It isn't difficult, or else these sets wouldn't be so popular.

You should be able to find this 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!