HGW | #132548: 1/32 Spitfire Mk.II Harness

Reviewed by Kevin Futter

Czech firm HGW has extended its growing range of microtextile seat belt sets with a new Sutton harness in 1/32 scale. While clearly intended to capitalise on the release of the Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk II kit, this set can also be used on a wide variety of WWII RAF kits. 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 some very fine printed stitching on the 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.


Overall this is a very nice addition to the HGW range, and a handy upgrade for not only the Revell Spitfire Mk II kit, but other 1/32 kits of RAF subjects. Recommended!

Thanks to HGW for the review sample.

© Kevin Futter 2014

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This review was published on Friday, September 26 2014; Last modified on Thursday, January 04 2018