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Etched extras for Dragon's Bf110
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 09:45 AM UTC


Eduard have released a pair of highly detailed etched sets to enhance the interior of the 1/32 scale Dragon Bf110 and replace the kit's rather basic seat harnesses.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 06:42 AM UTC
Yep I think that I will be buying this, but not the seat belts, I will go for Radu's belts. Eduards are a close second but in this scale Radu's belts almost work. Eduards belts are very good because of the stitching but I prefer not to use etched belts just the etched buckles so, for me, Radu wins as he supplies very realistic looking paper belts. I'm trying to find a way of adding the stitch detail, but no luck yet
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hi Mal

You probably read my suggestion in the review for scanning the belts to print them on paper - and, surprise, surprise, I actually suggested to Eduard this morning that they might consider including printed paper versions as additional alternatives. If they go for the idea, remember - you read it here first!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 07:16 AM UTC
Now that would be a good idea, especially if the belts were coloured on both sides. I have tried making belts from the medium that I use for producing masks but, although thin it doesn't hold it's shape. Eduard could, as an alternative, provide a PDF file of the belts to be down loaded off their site or maybe we could host them here
If Eduard don't want to do it I might have a go, if it's OK with you Rowan
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 08:42 AM UTC

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Now that would be a good idea, especially if the belts were coloured on both sides. I have tried making belts from the medium that I use for producing masks but, although thin it doesn't hold it's shape. Eduard could, as an alternative, provide a PDF file of the belts to be down loaded off their site or maybe we could host them here
If Eduard don't want to do it I might have a go, if it's OK with you Rowan



Hi Mal

Go for it! You've already developed the idea further with the double-sided colour suggestion!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 03:53 AM UTC
I just might give it a go, my main problem is that I don't have any references for seat belts, apart from the Sutton Harness, but I'm sure that I can come up with something.
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 04:29 AM UTC
I've just had a quick go and it was quite easy. There are a couple of issues, positioning for 2 side printing and the colour, plus a higher quality paper but it is certainly doable
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 02:28 PM UTC
There is one much bigger issue, there are not enough of part 12 to complete the set of belts. You need eight of them yet there are only 5 on the sprue..