HGW | B-17 Flying Fortress Seat Belt Set

Reviewed by Kevin Futter

Czech firm HGW has extended its growing range of microtextile seat belt sets with a new set for the HK Models B-17G kit. In common with all its recent sets, this one consists of a fret of soft, paper-like material ("microtextile"), into which is laser cut the seat belt straps themselves. These are pre-coloured and feature not only printed stitching, but some very fine data stenciling on one set of straps.

Also included in the set is a small fret of photo-etched buckles and restraining hardware. This has been produced by Eduard specifically for this set.

Assembly instructions are printed on the rear packaging card, and consist of some isometric line drawings with colour-coded numbering to differentiate the textile components from the photo-etched parts. Assembly appears complicated, but that's the nature of the beast with this type of product. I've yet to assemble any of HGW's seat belt sets, but would imagine their assembly to be of the same degree-of-difficulty as similar products from RB Productions.


Overall this is a very nice addition to the HGW range, and a handy upgrade for the HK Models B-17 kit. Recommended!

Thanks to HGW for the review sample.

© Kevin Futter 2013

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This review was published on Saturday, December 21 2013; Last modified on Friday, September 26 2014