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GRU-7A Ejection Seat
for F-14A/B (mid to late production)

Mini Craft Collection, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Mini Craft Collection Item No. MCC4811 - GRU-7A Ejection Seat for F-14A/B (mid to late production)



Contents & Media

Eight 3d printed resin parts; instructions.


GBP £8.50 UK Price (£7.08 Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants


USD $14.99 plus shipping available online from Squadron


and other MCC distributors worldwide

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Review Type:

First Look.


Perfectly printed; crisp surface textures; obvious improvement compared to plastic kit seats; belts are printed in place; simple removal and cleanup from printing base.


No painting guide; identical harness drape on both seats.


This is a gorgeously detailed replacement seat for any 1/48 scale mid-late production F-14A/B Tomcat.

Reviewed by Brett Green



Mini Craft Collection is a relatively new company from China that focuses on 3d printed seats and accessories for US military jet aircraft.



Tonight I will be reviewing a recent release in Mini Craft Collections' growing range - a pair of 1/48 scale GRU-7A Ejection Seats for mid-late production F-14A/B Tomcat kits.



Mini Craft Collection MCC4813 - US16E Ejection Seat is designed for any available 1/48 scale mid to late-production F-14A/B Tomcat..

The set arrives in a small stout silver tin.



The resin parts are enclosed in individual resin enclosures and cushioned securely in foam.



My view of the seat was limited due to its position inside the resin encosure so I spent a few minutes partially freeing one of the seats and its small fittings with a new hobby blade .

The seat is crisply and impressively detailed.



Surface textures are beautifully done. The harness straps with buckles and other hardware are printed in place.

I particularly like the intricate folded and resting harness straps and the delicate checkerboard pattern on the cushions. These will love dry-brushing and washes. Careful painting and weathering will reward your efforts.

It appears that the drape of the straps is identical on both seats.



In addition to the main seat part, MCC supplies a futher three fittings including pull handles and small fittings.

These small parts are printed onto the base, so take care not to damage or lose them when you are freeing the main seat parts.



There are no striations or any other printing imperfections whatsoever.

A small but clearly printed instruction leaflet is also inside the can. There is no painting guide included.



This is a prominent upgrade compared to any kit-supplied 1/48 scale GRU-7A Ejection Seat.

Thanks to Mini Craft Collection for the sample.

Review Text and Images Copyright © 2023 Brett Green
Page Created 18 October, 2023
Last updated 19 October, 2023

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