Martin-Baker Ejection Seats
for F-8 Crusaders
Martin-Baker F7 With
Cutting Edge Modelworks
S u m m a r
Catalogue Number and Description
belts) Martin-Baker F7
CEC48463 (without belts) Martin-Baker F7
CEC48423 (without belts) Martin-Baker F5
USD$6.99 from Meteor
Contents and Media:
||4 parts in
||High level of
detail; great improvement over kit parts; beautiful casting; minimal
preparation required; effective packaging
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor
New from Cutting Edge Modeworks is a series of Martin-Baker ejection
seats to suit the F-8 Crusader. The seats have been moulded with or
without belts to suit the tastes of both camps.
CEC48422 (with belts) and CEC48463 (without belts) are Martin-Baker F7s.
CEC48423 (without belts) is an F5. Depending on what you read and who you
listen to, the F5 was first fitted to late F-8As, Bs, Cs and early Ds
whilst the F7s were fitted to late F-8Ds and subsequent models onwards.
Martin-Baker F7 Without
Each set comes with two sprues. The larger one is the seat itself whilst
the smaller of the two carries the overhead activation handles as well as
the one that fits on the seat pan between the pilotís legs.
The parts are cast in Cutting Edgeís tough, flexible mid-grey resin. Flash
is minimal with the majority of it to be found within the rings of the
overhead activation handles. This can be removed by careful cutting with a
The casting itself is beautifully done. The detail is sharp and clear with
sufficient relief so as it will stand out clearly after the addition of a
thin wash but not look too overstated. I especially liked the way Cutting
Edge has cast the top of the seat with a rebate to accept the overhead
Martin-Baker F5 Without
Each set comes packed in a clear plastic zip-log bag that has been stapled
to a stiff cardboard header Ė simple yet effective.
The only thing missing from the sets is an instruction sheet. Not a big
deal really, as it does not require a high IQ to assemble the seat.
However, it would be nice to at least have a painting guide so as you can
do justice to the beautiful casting.
Nice stuff from Cutting Edge and Iím sure that quite a few will find their
way into the new Hasegawa kit!
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 18 April, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003
Back to HyperScale
Back to Reviews Page