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Modeling Soviet Warplanes => Colors, schemes, & research => Topic started by: Spitfire on December 07, 2014, 02:49:31 PM



Title: MiG 3 Seat cushion
Post by: Spitfire on December 07, 2014, 02:49:31 PM
Following on from my earlier questions would the padding on the seat back have been canvass or leather like the head pad ?

Cheers

Dennis


Title: Re: MiG 3 Seat cushion
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on December 07, 2014, 05:11:00 PM
I think that the padding was scarcely utilized, and not fixed to the seat. I would leave the backrest bare.
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: MiG 3 Seat cushion
Post by: Spitfire on December 07, 2014, 05:46:44 PM
Hi Massimo, that would be good but the kit seat has the padding on and I would not like to remove it, plus I thought that the seat belt mechanism was behind the padding.

Cheers

Dennis


Title: Re: MiG 3 Seat cushion
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on December 08, 2014, 08:04:12 AM
Hi Dennis,
I would remove the rear belts too, they were frequently omissed.  I would replace all the backrest with a curved plate, recovering the head cushion from the kit.
If you want to use the piece of the kit as it is, I suppose that the back cushion was made by tissue, so some khaki shade is credible.
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: MiG 3 Seat cushion
Post by: Spitfire on December 08, 2014, 11:18:58 AM
Thanks Massimo, it would be far simpler for me to try and make the clunky kit seat look better than to fabricate a new one

Cheers

Dennis