E32003 1/32 SCALE -
Reviewed for Large Scale Planes by Chris Sherland - While a new photo etch set may not seem like big news these days there are a few things about MDC's approach that demand attention.
The first thing I noticed ? was that the craftsmanship was superb. All detail is included and finely etched with delicate attention to detail. A light texture represents the cloth portion of the harness while the buckles are left 'raw' and more shiny. I have seen many other photo etched harness sets overdo this texture, not MDC. These belts look more 'scale' than most of the other offerings.
As I stated earlier, there's more to these sets that one might think. Most harness sets offer either a fully buckled belt set with attachments, or a 'build it yourself' set of separate belts and buckles. MDC takes it one step further and with much more forethought.
Each ? comes with a fully buckled belt set with attachments as well as a full set of separate buckles and a strap cutting template for cutting perfect scratch-made belts from foil or tape. The best of both worlds in one set!
Included is a dual instruction sheet for both types of harnesses. Whether you go for the fully belted set, cut your own belts with the template, or use a combination of the construction methods I found this set up to provide the most flexibility for attachment and preparation.
Reviewed for Hyperscale by Brett Green who summarised them ? Excellent detail; ideal for the new generation of large-scale models; option of photo-etched or DIY straps; good instructions; good selection of harness styles. Going on to say MDC's large-scale harness sets will be an obvious enhancement to the pilot's seat of your 1/32 and 1/24 scale fighter models. ?Recommended.