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Large-Scale Harnesses
Luftwaffe, RAF/FAA & US
1/32 & 1/24 scale

 

MDC

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

E24001 Luftwaffe WWII Fighter Harness 4.50
E24002 RAF/FAA WWII Harness 4.50
E24003 USAAC/USN WWII Harness 4.50
E32001 Luftwaffe WWII Fighter Harness 3.50
E32002 RAF/FAA WWII Sutton Harness 3.50
E32003 WWII Q Type Harness 3.50
E32004 USAAC/USN WWII Harness 3.50

all available online from MDC's Website

Scale: 1/24 & 1/32
Contents and Media: Each set includes 1 x fret of photo-etched brass, templates and instructions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail; ideal for the new generation of large-scale models; option of photo-etched or DIY straps; good instructions; good selection of harness styles.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 
The recent spate of 1/32 and 1/24 scale kit releases has placed a new emphasis on large-scale modelling. Many of these models include acceptable cockpit details straight from the box, but very few offer harnesses.

In 1/32 and 1/24 scale a harness is a very prominent feature of the cockpit, clearly visible even through a closed canopy.

MDC's solution to this shortcoming is a new series of photo-etched harnesses in 1/32 and 1/24 scale for RAF/FAA, US and Luftwaffe WWII aircraft. The entire range is as follows:

  • E24001 Luftwaffe WWII Fighter Harness 4.50

  • E24002 RAF/FAA WWII Harness 4.50

  • E24003 USAAC/USN WWII Harness 4.50

  • E32001 Luftwaffe WWII Fighter Harness 3.50

  • E32002 RAF/FAA WWII Sutton Harness 3.50

  • E32003 WWII Q Type Harness 3.50

  • E32004 USAAC/USN WWII Harness 3.50

Each set includes a full harness, chafing pads and various options (where applicable). The modeller is given the choice between using brass harness straps, or using the separate buckles and fittings on DIY straps using paper or other material such as lead foil. If the modeller decides to make his own straps, the brass etched set includes a template to ensure consistent width and length. In this scale, lead foil would be an ideal alternative to the photo-etched straps, as it folds and drapes very realistically. It is a convincing thickness too.

 

 

With the various optional straps and separate buckles and fittings, two sets of harnesses can be squeezed from most of these sets.

MDC's large-scale harness sets will be an obvious enhancement to the pilot's seat of your 1/32 and 1/24 scale fighter models.

Recommended.

Thanks to MDC for the review sample


Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 28 June, 2004
Last updated 20 July, 2004

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