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Modeling Soviet Warplanes => General Modeling => Topic started by: jonbius on March 14, 2013, 02:02:29 PM



Title: Good source for VVS WWII seatbelts?
Post by: jonbius on March 14, 2013, 02:02:29 PM
As I've typically built US and British WWII fighters, I have plenty of photoetch seat belts for use in my inventory of parts. Now that I am branching into WWII Soviet subjects, I was wondering about the seatbelts used in various Russian fighters. Looking at some photoetch seats, I see some that resembled the British Sutton harness, while others resemble the US-style belts. And in searching for a fret of VVS photoetch belts, I've not had much luck with US suppliers.

What was the typical pattern for belts?


Title: Re: Good source for VVS WWII seatbelts?
Post by: John Thompson on March 14, 2013, 05:52:50 PM
And in searching for a fret of VVS photoetch belts, I've not had much luck with US suppliers.

Extratech makes photoetched VVS seatbelts as well as buckles as a separate item if you want to make the belts yourself, in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Here's the 1/48 version of the full belts:
http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=238269-Extratech-Photoetch-Soviet-WW2-seat-belts-Scale-1/48-48102

John


Title: Re: Good source for VVS WWII seatbelts?
Post by: jonbius on March 14, 2013, 06:13:43 PM
Thanks John! I'll see if I can find some here in the US.