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Albatros Seats
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

History

The history of the Albatros D. type fighter has been recounted at Aeroscale previously and need not be brought up here. It is a known concern that main stream injection model based models are simplified in design to ease the production of a kit and is limited to the technology of the time.

Resin based companies are not as limited to the concerns found in plastic injection moulding. Note the varied deminsional surfaces in Barracuda Studios recent re-release of their Albatros Seat in 1:48

The Parts

BR48011 Albatros Seats with Belts
Two detailed resin seats with seat cushion and molded in seatbelts designed for all Albatros fighters. Why fight with bending and gluing photoetched seatbelts? Simply paint and install for a very realistic seat with naturally draped harness. Will also work for many other German WWI aircraft.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent detail, easy to install.
Lows: Some minor issues may crop up in the harness strap buckles.
Verdict: Additional detail makes this set worth the cost.
  DETAILS & DESIGN:91%
  INSTRUCTIONS:89%
  RESIN QUALITY:90%
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: #BR48011
  Suggested Retail: $5.50
  Related Link: website
  PUBLISHED: Jul 04, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.97%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.32%

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About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...

Copyright 2017 text by Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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