This pre-painted new photo etch
boarding ladder from
is and designed to fit the Italeri
family of Gripens (single and two seaters).
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is made by Eduard for Maestro
Models so you know it is good quality photo etch. You will be required to
do some 90° bends, but thankfully the are groves in the photo etch along the
fold lines to make the process much easier. I folding tool such as you can
buy from The
Small Shop does make
folding photo etch much easier.
The cool thing about
this ladder is it folds over on itself to give the ladder correct scale
thickness. You also get an additional larger (wider) top step that slides
over top the regular top step and I'm assuming this wider top step is for the
repair crews when servicing the aircraft....maybe to hold tools and parts etc.
There are also
little wheels for the bottom of the ladder.
The instructions are clear and
include 2 pages to help you with assembling this ladder.
This is a very well
designed ladder and I am impressed with the design and the thought that went
into getting the small detail right on this ladder. You can buy this
ladder direct from the
They also have a massive selection of detail items mostly relating to Swedish
jets, so drop by their website to see more cool detail items.