RB Productions | RB-P320082 1/32 US Seatbelts (White)

Reviewed by Iain Ogilvie

Another great set from RB Productions - RB-P320082 1/32 US Seatbelts (White).

Suitable for any type of US-manufactured aircraft from mid-30s to the end of World War 2/early post war - subjects such as the P-38, P-40, P-47, P-61, Corsair, Hellcat etc., this set, along with a couple of others, will be used in my ongoing Lockheed Constellation build.

The set provides a small etched fret, a sheet of pre-cut paper straps and a set of assembly/reference instructions.

Why Paper? We'll - I'm going to cheat (again!) and copy the text from RB Productions site - I haven't used them in anger yet (but soon will!) - but all sounds reasonable to this reviewer:

The "paper" used on these seatbelts has a high rag content and no lignin (meaning that it is actually a "textile" material), it is acid free and died in the grain.

Why is this better than "fabric"? Fabric was considered and tested, then it was abandoned for the following reasons:

As with all RB Productions accessories, the instructions are clear and straightforward - with great drawings of the full size belts for reference.


If you're planning on building a period US Army, or US Navy, subject these straps are highly recommended!

This set is available directly from RB Productions.

Review copy courtesy of Radu at RB Productions.

© Iain Ogilvie 2014

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This review was published on Tuesday, December 02 2014; Last modified on Monday, December 22 2014