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Martin Baker Mk-7 ejection seats

by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]

The seats come in generic packaging which includes useful notes on how to prepare resin parts, plus simple assembly notes and general painting instructions. Because there's so much potential colour variation, True Details advise modellers to check references for the individual seat being modelled, so I had a look at The Ejection Site which has plenty of really useful colour photos of a restored Mk-7, plus illustrations taken from an F-4F manual. The photos confirm that the detail on the resin seats is just about spot on and give all the info needed to get stuck into an accurate paint-job.

Conclusion
This is a simple set - there's only 3 parts per seat - but straight out of the packet the detail here is far above that found on the seats supplied in most kits. Super-detailers may still want to add a few items, such as leg restraints and various hoses, but these seats represent very good value for money and the basis is here for an eye-popping Phantom cockpit.

Thank you to MMD-Squadron for kindly supplying the review sample.

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SUMMARY
This set contains a pair of resin ejector seats suitable for a USAF F-4 Phantom. The seats are each perfectly cast as one main part on a hefty plinth, plus separate firing handles. The detail on the seat is superb, with items such as the oxygen bottle tucked behind the seat padding depicted. The harness is moulded on - and very nicely done but, of course, this does mean it's identical on the two seats.
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: 42401
  Suggested Retail: $7.96
  PUBLISHED: Dec 21, 2004
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.78%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.64%

About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM

I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...

Copyright 2018 text by Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


   

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