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Luftwaffe Seat Belts




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Catalogue Number and Description:

49 002 Seatbelts Luftwaffe – WWII Fighters



Contents and Media:

1 Etched brass with instructions



Review Type:



Prepainted; excellent three-dimensional finish; parts for 5 seats.






Reviewed by Waikong Chung

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I usually don’t use photoetched belts, preferring Hitech photoetched belt buckles & ‘webbing fabric’. This is because I usually find photoetched belts too two dimensional in appearance. But honestly, threading and painting the fabric through those tiny buckles isn’t easy.  

However, Eduard has released a new seatbelts series about year back. They solve the two dimension problem by having the buckles already attached and then you fold them over onto the belt.

The lapbelts comprise of 3 pieces for each side, and you get a choice on how the excess fabric ‘droops’, left or right. 

The final benefit is that they are prepainted and have details such as stress point stitching that would be almost impossible to replicate (well, at least for me). 

I’ve included a photo of a set  installed on the AMtech Focke Wulf Ta 183 seats at the top of the page. The total time to complete the harness was under 10 minutes.

One set comes with enough material for 5 different seats.  


Text and Images Copyright © 2003 by Waikong Chung
Page Created 28 May, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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