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Ejection Seats
Martin Baker Mk.2; Mk.4 and Skyray

Cutting Edge

 

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: CEC48144 - Martin Baker Mk.2
CEC48145 - Martin Baker Mk.4
CEC48152 - F4D-1 Skyray
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: One resin part in each set.
Price: CEC48144 and 48145 - US$6.95
CEC48152 - US$7.95
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Well detailed; crisp moulding; no casting flaws on samples; harnesses moulded on; one-piece casting
Disadvantages: Chunky casting blocks; pull-handles not included; no instructions/painting guide
Recommendation: Recommended for the specific types covered.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

FirstLook

 

Cutting Edge's ejection seats share the same high quality casting and crisp detail as their detail sets and other accessories.

Harnesses, cushions (although the cushion is not included on the Skyray seat), piping and rails are all moulded on, but ejection pull handles are not included. There were no moulding imperfections on my samples at all.

The seats are cast as a single piece onto a fairly chunky block. A razor saw will be required to carefully remove the seats.

The MB Mk.2 seat applies to the Attacker, Canberra, CF-100, Hunter, Javelin, Meteor, Swift, Venom and Wyvern. The MB Mk.4 applies to the Alpha Jet, Buccaneer, Canberra, MB-326; G-91, Hunter, Jet Provost, Lightning, Mirage V, Scimitar, Sea Venom and Sea Vixen. A number of these subjects will require two seats.

No instructions are supplied - not surprising for a single-piece accessory. However, it would be nice to have a painting guide included.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Cutting Edge's 1/48 scale ejection seats live up to the high standards of their other resin parts. These seats will be a worthwhile and prominent accessory for any modeller working on the subject models.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample


Cutting Edge Modelworks Resin Replacement Seats are available from Meteor Productions Website


Review and Images Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 16 February, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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