Eduard 1/48 Seatbelts France WWII STEEL Zoom
France produced fighter planes during World War Two that are great modeling subjects. The Dewoitine D 520, Morane-Saulnier MS 406, Bloch MB 152, and the Arsenal VG 33 are some of my favorites.
Kits of these aircraft are available in all of the popular scales. In 1/48th there are kits from Tamiya (D 520), AZ Models (MS 406), and Fonderie Miniatures (MB 152 and VG 33), among others.
Eduard has introduced a new set of Zoom steel photo-etch seat belts that are applicable to any of these planes. This set includes 4 pairs of harnesses with either 4 or 5 parts. The number of parts you use depends on whether or not you choose the harness style that includes a piece that passes between the pilot's legs.
These belts are pre-painted and they will be easy to use. You can use either 5 minute epoxy or your preferred super glue for assembly.
I am a big fan of French aircraft of World War II. Some of them are quite elegant (VG 33, D 520), others are rather workmanlike (MB 152). Most of them have wonderful multi color camouflage patterns that are quite challenging to paint. I recommend this set to experienced modelers, and I would like to thank Eduard for the review sample.