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SJU-5/6 or

Ejection Seat (Without Belts)
for F/A-18 Hornet




Cutting Edge Modelworks


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description CEC32122 - SJU-5/6 or SJU-9/10 Ejection Seat (Without Belts) for F/A-18 Hornet
Price: each USD$14..99 from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Three pieces in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail; excellent casting; minimal preparation required; good choice for modellers who want to add their own harness or a photo-etched version.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




CEC32122 from Cutting Edge Modelworks is a 1/32 scale resin Martin-Baker ejection seat that has been cast without belts. You can use this seat as to reproduce either an SJU-5/6 or a SJU-9/10 – check your references!

The seat is cast in Cutting Edge’s mid grey resin and faithfully reproduces the full-sized seat. The casting is a beautifully done and there are no pinholes in my example. Flash is very minimal and can be taken care of with a sharp modelling knife and sandpaper

The seat is packed in Cutting Edge’s normal manner of a small clear plastic zip-loc bag and cardboard header.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

Whilst Cutting Edge has done an excellent job in their rendition however, the limitations of the casting process means that you will have to scratch build and add the centre pull actuation handle yourself. Should you wish to really go to town and add even more detail visit the The Ejection Site at http://users.bestweb.net/~kcoyne/sju56aseat.htm where there are some great full colour pics to help you with this as well as guiding your painting.

Why has Cutting Edge produced the seat without the belts? The answer to that question is - so you have a choice. Not all modellers like the style of cast-in belts. For those who do like cast-on belts, Cutting Edge also provides this option as CEC32120.


Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review samples.

Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website

Text and Images Copyright © 2003 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 08 July, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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