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Martin Baker Mk.2/3
Ejection Seat

 

 

 

for
1950s / 1960s
British jets

 

 

 

1/48 scale

 

 


Aeroclub

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Aeroclub Models EJ423 - Martin Baker Mk.2/3 Ejection Seat
Price: Price (Ex VAT): 2.13; Price (Inc VAT): 2.50 available online from Aeroclub's website
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: One piece in cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail and casting; clever undercuts; versatile usage in a wide variety of aircraft; accurate; minimal cleanup required; helpful painting instructions
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

The Martin Baker Mk.2 ejection seat and its variants were used in a wide variety of 1950s and 1960s British jets including the Attacker, Seahawk, Wyvern, single-seat Venoms, later marks of the Meteor and even Australian Vampires.

Aeroclub Models has released a 1/48 scale resin Martin Baker Mk.2/3 seat.

This seat is supplied in a single piece, but its simplicity has not compromised detail or accuracy. The main seat section, seat rail, survival pack, cushions and harness are all cast beautifully in place. Even the plug and cord for the pilot's Mic/Tel is draped casually over the back of the seat. The hollow undercut between the back of the seat and the rail is also noteworthy. There are no casting imperfections anywhere on my sample.

A small casting block on the bottom of the seat will need to be removed. A coarse sanding stick will probably be the best tool for this job. The only other cleanup required will be removal of some flash between the back of the seat and the front of the rail with a scalpel tip.

Instructions comprise a quarter page diagram of the seat with detailed painting instructions. This sheet also acknowledges the assistance of the Martin Baker company in preparation of this seat.

Modellers have been fortunate to see many British aircraft types fitted with the MB Mk.2/3 seats released in 1/48 scale over the last few years. Aeroclub's new resin seat will be a real highlight in the front office of these models.


Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aeroclub Models for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 28 March, 2005
Last updated 28 March, 2005

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