Aftermarket Bf109E seat in 1/32nd scale?

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  1. Airframes

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    Does anyone know of an aftermarket resin seat, in 1/32nd scale, For the Bf109E, which is still available?
    I know the seat is included in the two cockpit sets currently available, but, apart from the extra cost, I probably wouldn't require the other parts, as the Hasegawa kit parts can be enhanced to a reasonable standard.
    If there isn't one, it's either try to mould one, or get the full cockpit set I guess!
     
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    #2 kgambit, Feb 22, 2010
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    Cutting Edge makes FOUR variations (with belts, w/o belts, with pads and w/o pads). Not sure about availability. Here's a link to the descriptions.

    1/32 Cutting Edge page

    CEC32107
    1/32 Bf-109E seat without pads and without seatbelts

    CEC32108
    1/32 Bf-109E seat with pads but without seatbelts


    CEC32111
    1/32 Bf-109E Pilot's seat with pads and molded in seat belts


    CEC32112
    1/32 Bf-109E Pilot's seat without pads BUT with molded in seat belts


    You'll have to scroll down a bit on the link to find them.
     
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    Heck Dwight, that was quick! Thanks for the info mate. I've been looking around for either of the seats without belts, but as far as I can establish, the Cutting Edge items are no longer available. I'll keep looking though, as I'll need at least two for the Hasegawa kits.
    I might be able to mould the main shell from plastic card, and then 'dress' the edges with stretched sprue or whatever. Second choice is to use a Matchbox seat, and try to make a mould to produce resin examples, but that could turn out expensive, in relation to a full cockpit set!
    Oh, the joys of modelling!
     
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    I'll keep an eye on the results...might want one too....:D
     
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    Glad to help Terry :) I'm coming empty on actually FINDING the parts though. It looks like you might be right about those parts being unavailable except in some extremely rare cases.
     
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    Unfortunately, Cutting Edge was part of Meteor Productions, which went out of business a while back, due to a very messy divorce. It's too bad, he had some really nice stuff.
     
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    Thanks Bob, I thought they'd gone. Shame, for as you mentioned, they had some very nice stuff.
     
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