AMS Resin 1/32 F-100D/F Ejection Seat w/o Belts
|Date of Review||August 2007|
|Subject||F-100D/F Ejection Seat w/o Belts|
|Pros||Provides a chuteless seat for the Avionix cockpit or a beautiful upgrade to the stock Trumpeter cockpit|
AMS Resin continues to turn out some nice aftermarket detail sets at reasonable prices. In this latest release, they've created another beautifully detailed ejection seat for the recent Trumpeter 1/32 F-100D Super Sabre kit. Their first seat (reviewed here) provides the seat with seatbelts and shoulder harnesses, but if you're wanting to put a pilot figure in the seat, you want one without the belts and harnesses. Some modelers prefer to do their own belt and harness details, so this seat is just right for you. If you do want to add your own pilot figure, you will need to remove the hoses that are laying across the survival kit/seat pad.
This seat is also designed to be a drop-in replacement for the Avionix 1/32 F-100D cockpit set that included the ejection seat with a lump of a parachute in the seat obstructing the otherwise beautiful details.
This set replicates all of the details of the average seat used in the F-100D and in the rear cockpit of the F-100F. It is safe to assume that we'll see another seat with the folding headrest for the F-100F front cockpit when Trumpeter releases that kit in the not-too-distant future.
Take a look at those images. This seat captures the hoses, ejection actuator handles, and even the snap reel strap that launches the pilot clear of the seat after ejection. There is some really nice engineering done to render these sets!
Look for some other interesting releases for the Trumpeter 1/32 F-100 series. AMS Resin provides some nice detail at a very reasonable price.
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to AMS Resin for this review sample!
For more information on the F-100 Super Sabre, stop by the leading online reference on the subject at www.f-100.org.