AMS Resin 1/32 F-100D/F Martin Baker Ejection Seat w/Belts
|Date of Review||July 2007|
|Subject||F-100D/F Martin Baker Ejection Seat w/Belts|
|Pros||Provides the upgaded seat for the Avionix cockpit or stock Trumpeter cockpit when rendering the Danish or FSI Huns (read text)|
AMS Resin is a relatively new company with an interesting product line. In this latest release, they've created a beautifully detailed Martin Baker ejection seat for the recent Trumpeter 1/32 F-100D Super Sabre kit. This seat is also designed to be a drop-in replacement for the Avionix 1/32 F-100D cockpit set should you wish to use that cockpit as part of a Danish or Flight Systems International F-100 Super Sabre project.
This set replicates all of the details of the Martin Baker seat used in the Danish F-100Ds and F-100Fs as well as the FSI Huns operated in Europe. I am not certain if FSI used this seat with the F-100s operated out of Mojave Airport in the high desert of California. These ejection seats provided a greater ejection envelope for the pilot than the standard seats.
Take a look at those images. This seat catures the shoulder harnesses, lap belts and even the lumbar pads. Unlike the standard F-100 seat in which the pilot wore his parachute prior to boarding the aircraft, the Martin Baker seat has the pilot's parachute located in a container in the headrest to facilitate much faster main chute deployment during the ejection sequence. 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.
Painting and photography by Ole Westphalen
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to AMS Resin for this reviews sample!
For more information on the F-100 Super Sabre, stop by the leading online reference on the subject at www.f-100.org.