HGW | #132563: Arado Ar 196A-3 Seat Belts
Reviewed by Kevin Futter
Czech firm HGW has extended its growing range of microtextile seat belt sets with a new set for the Revell or HpH Ar 196 kits. In common with all its recent sets, this one consists of two frets 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 fabric texture 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.
In previous releases, the assembly instructions have been printed on the rear packaging card. But for this set, the instructions have been expanded to a fold-out sheet, 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 either your Revell or HpH Arado Ar 196 kits. Recommended!
Thanks to HGW for the review sample.
© Kevin Futter 2015
This review was published on Monday, April 13 2015; Last modified on Thursday, November 16 2017