of the few detail glitches on Monogramís F-100D kit (we wonít go into the fit
issues!) is the ejection seat.
The kit seat has the parachute pack
molded in place, which isnít wrong, but it is unusual.
Iíve been told by former F-100
pilots that the only time the chute was left in the jet was when the plane was
the years, Aeroclub, Black Box, and Legend Productions have released seats
without the parachute.
Aeroclubís is white metal, and was
nice for its time, but is really showing its age.
Black Boxís came with their cockpit
set and was almost 4 millimeters too short, and Legend appears to have used this
seat as a reference for their own.
resin has now released a well-detailed, and nicely-cast seat for the old
The seat is cast with seatbelts and
hoses, and has crisp detail throughout.
It can be painted and dropped into
the kit cockpit without any modification.
I also test-fitted the seat in the
Black Box and Legend cockpits. Both cockpit tubs needed a little detail on the
right side of the tub to be sanded down or moved forward a little, and lower aft
sides of the seat will also need some sanding in order to fit the Black Box tub.
I found my Black Box seat to be too
wide to fit the tub without sanding, too. My two pre-production samples had a
couple of small bubbles that proprietor Harold Offield says will be eliminated
on the production versions.
to Harold Offield for the samples.
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