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SR-71A Ejection Seats PRINT (648758 for Revell)

1:48 Eduard Brassin

 

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Revell’s new SR-71A Blackbird in 1:48 has catapulted the old Testors kit into the back of the stash, and brings a lot more detail to the party, as well as a much more structurally rigid model once complete.  Eduard’s heap of detail sets for this kit was already quite long, and you can see some of our other reviews here, here, and here too.  This new set provides a pair of directly 3D Printed ejection seats for the Blackbird in incredible detail.  The set arrives in a flat Brassin pack with card insert keeping it and the instructions straight, and the parts themselves are safely inside a small clear plastic box to prevent crush damage and jostling.

 

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Inside the clear foil bag is the box containing both ejection seats, which has a small sticky label to reduce the likelihood of excessive movement within.  The detail is truly stunning, and there is more to come from the included Photo-Etch (PE) sheet of seatbelts, and a small decal sheet that contains stencils for the sides of the seat.  Construction is simple, as much of the detail is already printed.  The belts and pull-handles are also pre-painted and nickel-plated, so painting of the seat itself is all you need do, apply the stencils to the sides of the seats, then glue on the belts as instructed, all of which is times two, as the Blackbird is a two-seater.

 

The detail is exceptional, which is what we’ll come to expect in the 3D printing age we’re entering.  The cushions, sides of the seat and other such details are crisp and accurate, with the first print as good as the last, removing the lottery that was mould-wear on traditional cast resin.

 

Very highly recommended.

 

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