This is the
harness used on all I.A.R.80 and I.A.R.81 aircraft after June 1943. Suitable
for the new Azur FRROM I.A.R.81-C kit
painting needed. Simply remove the pre-cut straps from the backing
paper, glue the detail parts, thread them though the buckles and fit
them to your model.
The set includes one sheet of photo etched stainless steel parts, one
set of pre-cut paper representing the straps and a complete set of
The buckles can be adjusted to
the desired length in the same manner as the real thing.
used on these seatbelts has a high rag content and no lignin (meaning
that it is actually a "textile" material), it is acid free and died in
Why is this better than "fabric"? Fabric was considered and tested, then
it was abandoned for the following reasons:
- Fabric is hard to cut properly. The edges will often fray. The paper
used on these seatbelts will always keep a well-defined edge.
- The paper used on these seatbelts is extremely easy to "set" and stay
on the model if you moisten it slightly. Fabric tends to be "springy"
and will not settle like real seatbelts.
- Real seatbelts have a very "tight" and "solid" look about them.
Seatbelt strap weaves are usually quite fine and the threads tend to be
around 1mm on the coarsest materials, but usually they are much finer.
In scale 1/32 such coarse thread would be 0.03mm, which is basically one
fifth of the thickness of a human hair. There is no way such weave or
thread could ever be visible on accurately-scaled straps. The paper used
on these seatbelts provides the correct "tight" and "solid" look of the
- "Fabrics" tends to have a "plain weave" respectively a perpendicular
"over and under" pattern. No seatbelt material is ever woven like that -
most of them tend to be a "twill pattern". Furthermore, no matter how
tightly the fabric is woven, on the fabric material used for "fabric"
seatbelts there are fine gaps between the threads and as a result the
seatbelt will be slightly translucent. The paper used on these seatbelts
provides the correct thickness and opacity of the real thing.