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  1. Hi all, If you've been following my WIP thread on this, you'll know the trials and tribulations I've gone through to get this finished. The cockpit walls had to be detailed, the flaps lowered and scratchbuilt, a new windscreen home made after the original disintegrated, problems getting the gloss coat to set, decals which wrinkled and refused to respond to MicroSol...you name it. Anyway, here it is after 67 hours work, in the best trainer scheme the Hawk ever wore in my opinion. Excuse the photography, natural light has been hard to come by today... Now, what's next..? Cheers, Dean
  2. So this is My entry, The lovely Wingnut Wings DH2. Its going to be a tall order for me to do this in 3 months but hey in for a penny in for a pound. James Hatch said he did his in about 20 days but I'm not that quick unfortunately
  3. Deanflyer

    BAe Hawk

    Hello all, Laid low with the lurgy at the moment, so I thought I'd get round to updating you on my latest build...the Revell 1/32 Hawk: Note the Argos stock label on it - like many of us probably, I hot footed it down to the local Argos when these first came out as I believe they were one of the only places stocking it. Then it's sat in the stash ever since. That was 2010! About time I made one... I'd also splashed out on the Xtradecal stencil sheet, and their squadron markings sheet, as I didn't want to build a Red Arrows jet: I've always had a fancy for the late seventies RAF trainer scheme, ever since it first appeared in the Airfix catalogue when I was a kid, so I'll be doing this scheme: One difference - the nose ID number 164 will be in white, not black, as I prefer it that way. Luckily I found a photo of this airframe with the number in white, so it will still be accurate. The cockpit is reasonably well detailed, and the instrument decals do their job well enough, settling down well over the raised bezels: The only place the cockpit falls down is on the sidewalls, which are devoid of ANY detail whatsoever. All of this had to be added from scratch: Adding a couple of resin seats completes the ensemble: I'd ordered the early style headboxes on the seats, as you can't get much earlier in the Hawk's career than this! Then it was on to the notorious short-shot undercarriage. I added various bits and pieces to replace the missing compression struts, and also added brake lines and tie wraps: I filed flats onto the tyres, and painted everything up. The wheel centre caps have still to be added here, and according to some references the main wheel rims were painted yellow so I'm still deciding whether to do that with mine: The wheel wells were well detailed OOB, so I just used a wash to highlight things: One notable problem with the kit is that there is no facility to have the flaps dropped, which is how Hawks are ALWAYS parked. I sliced off the flaps from the wings, scratch built them to an aerofoil section, and added the intermediate strip and supports using the mk1 eyeball and much poring over of reference photos. I'm hoping it'll work out ok: Before the fuselage halves could be joined, there was the little matter of all the glaring ports in the fuselage which would open onto the bare plastic interior. There are about five of them, which all had to be dealt with using a short length of tube glued to the inside of the fuselage to give depth, and then blanked off. So, ready to close the fuselage - oops, no, the forward cockpit bulkhead is a completely different shape to the interior of the fuselage at that point! It left a gap of about an eighth of an inch between the halves, which no amount of filler would solve. I had to file off quite a bit of the bulkhead sides to get the fuselage to close: The rest of the seams weren't too bad, apart from the ones on the inside of the intakes - which due to the engineering of the kit means they CAN'T be assembled before adding them to the airframe, and makes sanding inside them that much more difficult... More when I've sorted out the photos, Dean
  4. So this is the next kit on the bench. The Revell HE219 A2/5/7 I have ordered some HGW fabric belts for it as the tempest ones were lovely. I was going to order an eduard Cockpit but I will do the pit from scratch. I haven't decided what variant yet so hence the something tag.
  5. I started this for the RAF 100 GB and i was determined to have it done ready for our club table at Telford so here it is, out of the box apart from Top Notch masks for the Camo
  6. Well it's done, the Kittyhawk 1/32nd F-5E. Horrible kit, that just got worse the further I got, the final straw being the open canopy mounting not fitting nor any of the clear lights. The gear doors also don't fit, and the intakes are mostly filler.... It's not too bad from a distance - Painted with Mr Color Laquers If you are really bored, you can read the journey into the abyss here Peter
  7. So this will be the second build but I don't think I'll get it finished in time in which case I'll finish it in the WIP section In this scheme All I've done so far is a masking tape dry fit and it all looks good
  8. So this is the next kit on the bench. The Revell HE219 A2/5/7 I have ordered some HGW fabric belts for it as the tempest ones were lovely. I was going to order an eduard Cockpit but I will do the pit from scratch. I haven't decided what variant yet so hence the something tag.
  9. Building this OOB as a change of pace Work naturally starts with the cockpit - they give you 2 resin figures for the pilot (1 standing and 1 seated), but the seated sculpt doesn't look right so i'm leaving him out Peter
  10. With the complexities of the tempest on the bench I have also decided on an easy build for when things get interesting with the tempest and this will be a paint and assemble straight out of the box exercise I picked it up at the Essex modellers show Sunday for the princely sum of 20 quid and it's one of those kits that scream build me out of the box so I just had to build it so here's the box And here's the base coating of the interior The phone has done some weird stuff to the colour it's actually Tamiya's cockpit green which is basically nakajima interior green originally mixed up for the nakajima zeros produced a few years back
  11. Finally got around to starting. Nice Hurricane to celebrate the 100 years of the RAF Work starts with the cockpit just for a change. This feels like a limited run kit, but the fit isn't terrible mix of PE, Resin and Plastic Then on with the resin seat and belts Peter
  12. Deanflyer

    Spitfire T.9

    Hello all...miss me? As many of you know, I managed to get my hands on the controls of a Spitfire T.9 in August 2017. I may have mentioned it. Once or twice. I've been beavering away since Christmas converting a 1/32 Revell MkIX into a two seater, as no such kit exists, and it'll be appearing in a copy of MAI at some point in the future. Just a couple of teasers for now, though... Hope you like it, Dean
  13. Hi Folks, Looking for a Martin Baker Mk 3H in 1/32 - Aeroclub or Airwaves equally acceptable. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1008100-aeroclub-ej303-martin-baker-mk-3h https://www.scalemates.com/kits/176885-airwaves-sc32001-hunter-fga9 Will pay fair price and shipping. Thanks.
  14. Finished today, Built OOB, painted with Mr Color Laquers. Liked this kit, fit mostly really good, the only real niggles the gun bay doors. Peter
  15. This will be the first kit of the year for me For details of what's in the box please refer to James review So here we go. There won't be any aftermarket apart from Top notch masks. I am aware that this is not the best received mosquito out there but this WILL be out of the box So here we go
  16. Well it's done - not sure what to make of this kit, it's full of 'niggles' and silly errors by Italeri but it does end up quite nice. If it was Revell pricing it would be great, but it's Tamiya pricing so feels overpriced for what you get, especially with the errors. Peter
  17. Wingnut Wings have given us another Christmas surprise and have just released a Sopwith Dolphin (so now we know why there was a gap in the numbering of the Camels, actually there was 2 gaps!). The kit will take a few weeks to make it to many of the Distributors in Europe, mine has told me they expect their stock to arrive on the 22nd of December but obviously they have to clear Customs and then be taken into their stock before being dispatched out to me. So with that in mind I expect the kits to arrive with me sometime in the first half of January. As with previous Wingnut Wings releases I am taking pre-orders and have now opened the BlackMike Models website up for pre-order sales. For more details please follow the link below: https://www.blackmikemodels.co.uk/products/wingnut-wings-3207-sopwith-dolphi Duncan B
  18. Hi all, its time for a winter project so I've picked this beauty, As those who know me are aware, I have a soft spot for MiG 21's and when i saw this for sale at Milton Keynes and couldn't resist. the version I'll be doing will be the box art version. from the North Vietnamese Air force, so i have to do a passable natural metal finish. As i picked up the kit for a reasonable sum £30.00 (i think) i decided to buy a couple of bits for it 1st Eduard steel seat belts and some nice brass parts 1 a pitot tube with etched fins 2, A nice Brass Cannon Barrel 3, Brass air bottles for the undercarriage bays will get started soon
  19. Trumpeter 1:32 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat VF-4 USS Ranger (CV-4) Atlantic Early 1942 The Grumman Wildcat began service with the United States Navy in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942; the disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as units became available. It had a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was outperformed in the Pacific theatre by the faster 331 mph (533 km/h), more maneuverable, and longer-ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. However, the F4F's ruggedness, coupled with tactics such as the Thatch Weave, resulted in a claimed air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war. Often forgot is the USN involvement in the Atlantic theatre, where the Ranger was the largest carrier in the Atlantic after being transferred from the Pacific, deemed to be too old, slow and small. Starting initially with Neutrality Patrols in the area of Trinidad and Tobago. She was heading for her home port at Norfolk in December of 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. After leaving Norfolk she took up patrol duties in the South Atlantic. From there she moved to more northern duties as an escort carrier although she mainly took part in training exercises. She was also called on to deliver Curtis P-40s to Africa for onward transportation to the famed Flying Tigers. She was first equipped with the Wildcat F4F-3 in December 1940, replaced with the F4F-4s as they become available. The Wildcats didn't see much action until Operation Torch in December 1942 The Wildcat I have reproduced is one of the early deliveries to the Ranger And thus looks very new and clean. Painted with Mr Paint and after market decal from Techmod. The decals, although thin didn't want to pull down with normal setting solution so in the end I ended up carefully applying Tamiya X20A thinner to gather to pull down into the detail. The base is one provided for review by Costal Kits being one of their new circular range available in 200mm and 300mm diameters. Thanks for looking
  20. Revell 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc Pt No 03927 Ok those who know me also know that I’m not a huge Spitfire fan, but if I’m a fan of any one at all it’s the Mk. VIII and IX as well as the Seafire IIIc, I have for some time been looking for a 1/32 Mk. IX or VIII but felt I would not do the Tamiya kit justice. Anyway, a friend of mine told me this weekend, that the new Revell kit was out and as I was visiting the Cosford model show Sunday I managed to purchase one for £25.00 Having seen how quickly my usual vendor of new kits at shows had sold out before the show opened (he had six). I bought one quick I won’t bore anyone about the history of the Spitfire; suffice to say that it’s the stuff that legends are made of, and the MK. IX? Well it was born from the development of the MK.VIII that was taking some time and the RAF needed something to replace the Mk. V that was taking a beating from the FW190’s on the channel raids. So as a stopgap the Mk. IX was born by putting a more powerful Merlin into a Mk. V which resulted in needing more cooling and a longer nose section. Thus was born to my mind the best looking of all the Spitfires. The stopgap was a success and the Mk. IX was being built from Mk. V airframes as well as new aircraft coming off the production line. This aircraft went on to be the largest production run of all Spitfires and the MK. VIII was sent overseas. The kit, Firstly let’s get a couple of things straight I’m not a Spitfire expert; there are lots of people out there who know more than me about this aircraft so I will bow to any corrections or other suggestions to be made regarding the accuracy of this kit. This is not going to be a comparison between the Tamiya kit and the Revell kit; I could buy four of these for the price of one Tamiya kit. So therefore it would be like comparing apples with pears. My thoughts are predominately does it look like a Mk. IX and how does it build, which won’t be yet. Revell’s usual end opening box (if someone from Revell is reading this please please will you stop it! I would happily pay a little bit more for a tray style box) with a rather nice picture of the aircraft. On the reverse there are pictures of the built up kit with some features that have caught my eye not being an expert I did make me wonder about what was in the box, antenna wire for one and red crowbar being the other. On opening the box I was greeted by four bags of sprues with several spruces in each. The clear sprues are bagged separately to prevent scratching. There is also a colour instruction sheet and a decal sheet in the box. The Sprues, There are lots of sprues some with only 1 part in them so I’ll break this up into bags to make it easier and the first bag contains sprues A, B, C, D, and E. A and B are the two fuselage sprues, these are moulded in a light blue/grey plastic with nicely recessed panel lines and lots of rivet detail. About the rivets; these caused somewhat of a stir when the Mk. II came out and I saw people filling them, and I have seen both built kits with the rivets filled and not and to be honest under a coat of paint to me they look just fine. there are nice fittings on the cowls But if you don’t like them I’m sure a coat of Mr. Surfacer will do the trick. Then we have the wings and there is now a new lower wing to accommodate the radiators and new wing tops with cannon bulges with mounts moulded in. This is a much better idea than providing inserts for everything, which can cause problems with fit and alignment, well done Revell. The next bag contains sprues F, G and J and here is where we start seeing some of the sprues from the MK. II kit Sprue F is the same as the Mk. II kit so any problems people might have had with this will still be the same this includes the pilots seat with weird padding on the seat back. It’s mainly cockpit in this bag and the detail is nice, particularly the instrument panel, the cockpit looks detailed but you are going to need some seatbelts or a pilot figure to finish things off. There are decals for the instrument panel if you don’t fancy painting in the dials. Also on sprue F are the ailerons and flaps although I am led to believe that they were not parked with the flaps lowered. Sprue G contains the cockpit sidewalls as well as a couple of cockpit frames, also included are the tail surfaces and you have a choice of either the early or late rudder as well as separate elevators which do have fabric details both sides! There is also the wing tips in this bag with a choice for clipped wing tips being included on the clear sprue. Sprue J contains the parts for the Mk. IX so a specific spinner, various exhausts the other radiator. All the undercarriage parts and a bomb. The next bag contains Sprue H, M, and K x 2. Spruce H contains the rudder pedals and radiator faces. Sprue K contains two propeller blades each and smaller bombs plus a bomb rack. Finally sprue M contains nicely mounded four spoke wheels. On all sprues I have seen no sign of sink marks but there is light flash evident on some parts but nothing to really moan about its more a nuisance than a problem. Finally we have sprues I, L and N and these are the clear sprues containing wingtips for a clipped wing version and two gunsights which look identical but I’m sure they’re not. Sprue L contains the windscreen and the Malcolm hood which unfortunately had fallen off the sprue but was not damaged and finally Sprue I which contains the rear canopy section and various lenses for lights, all of these are nice, clear and thin where they need to be and the wingtips also have rivet detail moulded into them. Decals, These are printed by Revell in Italy and look to be quite thin with the red of the roundels looking quite nice and no sign of mis-register on the sheet It does have the usual walkway lines (remember to put these on before roundels) WT decals and trestle decals for the under wings. The sky code letters do look a bit dark to me however. There are two marking options in the kit: 1,The classic Dark Green over Ocean Grey with medium sea grey underneath for No 416 Squadron RCAF based at Tangmere in May 1944. 2, Silver with Ocean Grey/Dark Green upper cowlings for No. 601 squadron RAF based in Fano, Italy in November 1944. I have to say the second one looks particularly fetching to me and definitely different. Instructions. This is the first Revell kit I’ve bought with their new instructions and I have to say they are a lot clearer than they used to be with colour call outs in the approximate colour on the instruction sheet, But Revell please I know you want to sell your own paint but at least give me a clue here. A mixture of 15,48 and 75 might tell me what colours to use but I may help to say RAF interior grey/green also. Please at least call out Dark Green, Ocean Grey and Medium Sea Grey, not Dark Green, Stone Grey and Medium Grey, if I can’t get Revell paint what do I do? Conclusion Well Revell niggles aside it’s a 1/32 Spitfire MK.IX for £25 and for my money that has to be good. I’m sure people will try to pick holes in it for accuracy but the only place I have noticed that needs something is perhaps the seat, but these are well documented elsewhere. So after market may be an option, or detail it yourself. This is small beer really and if it builds well (and nothing suggests it won’t) I’m sure it’ll be a winner. This may have moved quite close to the top of my build pile and I’m quite looking forward to building it. My Verdict? Buy one! What could possibly go wrong? At the price for a new tool 1/32 spit what are you waiting for ? Review sample courtesy of my bank manager!
  21. No, my Great Aunt isn't coming to visit for Christmas! Eduard's much anticipated latest release in their EduArt series is on it's way. This release is a 1/32 scale P-47D (Hasegawa plastic, with Eduard's colour Photo-etch, Brassin resin accessories and the A2 colour print). Due in stock any day now I am taking pre orders for this one as I think it'll sell really well, more details on the website here: https://www.blackmikemodels.co.uk/collections/coming-soon/products/eduard-edk11103-eduart-p-47d-dottie-mae-limited-edition Duncan B
  22. Started the Hobbyboss 1/32nd IL-2M Sturmovik. Unsurprisingly starts with the cockpit Then slotted the bulkhead in place with the seat, but still need to add the belts and weather down later Peter
  23. Well it's done - this has been something of a slog as it's not a great kit. It's very nice in some places, and very iffy in others, and has some inaccuracies. However other than the Revell it's the only 1/32nd P-51B. I like some bits and hopefully having built this means that Tamiya will release a B Painted with Gunze throughout, and weathered with Oils. Peter
  24. Grunhertz

    Yak-3 Hi-Tech

    Special Hobby Yakolev Yak-3 1/32 Aircraft history The yak 3 is born from the Yak series of fighters from world war two starting with the Yak 1 and progressing to the Yak 7 heavy fighter and the Yak 9 fighter. All of these fighters had fabric skinned fuselage with an under chin oil cooler. After development of the Yak 1 Yaks designers started experimenting with the airframe and developing it until a halt was called on the Yak 1M project. Yak however persisted with their fighter and started experimenting with a shorter span wing and plywood skinned airframe. To improve things further the cockpit was moved forward and the oil coolers were moved to the wing roots. The type was first tried with the Klimov M-107 engine but this was beset with problems of overheating and oil leaks so the almost Russian air force standard inline engine the Klimov M-105PF-2 engine was put in its place, the same engine as used in the Petlyakov PE-2 and this solved some of the problems to a point where the aircraft was deemed acceptable in October 1943. Problems however did persist with the Yak and the Klimov engine as well as the Plywood skin coming unstuck from the airframe on occasion. Early aircraft had one 20mm cannon fitted firing through the propeller shaft and one 12.7mm machine gun fitted in the top of the engine cowl this was increased to two to improve the fire power soon after. Once introduced into front line units in 1944 the type was seen as quite a revelation and a nasty shock for Luftwaffe pilots who faced it. Due to the altitude most fighting took place at on the eastern front the yak could out climb, out turn and out roll all German fighters of the day and was also faster due to its relative light weight and small size, so much so that a directive was sent out by the Luftwaffe not to tangle with the Oil cooler less Yak aircraft below 5000 meters and only attack from above with the advantage of speed. Many pilots of the Yak who flew other types have said it was as good as if not better than the P51 or late model Spitfire and was certainly a very good air superiority fighter. The type was put into use with the Normandie-Niemen units of French volunteers who scored countless kills with the aircraft with many pilots being decorated as heroes of the Soviet Union, at the end of the war the Frenchmen were gifted the aircraft to take back to France with them. The French, Polish and Yugoslav air forces used the type after the war and production was carried out under licence to build the aircraft with an Allison engine in the United States, these generally being identified with an air scoop on the cowl. The Kit 1/32nd scale Russian WW2 aircraft are something of a rarity with Trumpeter's Mig 3, Hobbyboss' IL2 being the main ones available, a resin kit of the Yak 3 was produced in small numbers by Aeropoxy but to my knowledge this is the first injection moulded Yak 3 on the market although the type has been well served in 1/48th scale by both Eduard and more recently Zvezda and even Airfix have produced one in 1/72nd scale many years ago. The kit here is marketed like Special Hobby’s recent Tempest as a Hi-Tech kit and therefore comes with such goodies as resin, Photo etch and self-adhesive masks as well as five marking options all of which are Normandie-Niemen aircraft. The box has some cracking artwork much like their Tempest kit showing the extra bits included and it’s the same size as the tempest box, but being a smaller aircraft, the parts are not tightly packed in like the Tempest (that’s when I got the box open as its somewhat tight fitting). On opening the Plastic parts are packed in a single bag with a couple of bits of sprue floating around in the bag with a second bag with the clear parts in and a separate CMK blister pack with the “goodies in” The kit is on five sprues of grey injection moulded plastic with one of clear parts and a small fret of pre-painted PE for the seat belts (why no fabric belts like the tempest?) and the resin parts are wheels, muzzles for guns, cocking lever, radio and rudder pedals, if you dislike using resin the plastic parts are on the sprues for a less hi-tech release in the future. Sprue A, This contains the parts for the fuselage, cowl and a part for the large underwing Radiator, this is the first kit I have seen of the type (and I’ve built the 1/48th kits) where the cockpit framing is separate. So this looks a bit bare inside, with just panelling to be seen. However this panelling looks very good and would respond well to painting and weathering. There seems to be a trend with this aircraft both Eduard and Zvezda have done this as well as Special Hobby and that is not to provide locating pins on the fuselage so the modeller must find a way of lining up the fuselage so as not to get a step on the flat bottomed fuselage. With this I tend to make sure that all flash is missing from the mating faces ( a rub of a sanding stick will usually suffice) to make sure the faces are square and then very carefully line it up. The fastener detail however is sublime and very delicate including the piano hinges on the cockpit access hatches. Sprue B This sprue contains the wings and in common with other manufacturers of the type it has a one piece top and bottom to the wing. This hopefully will show no real gapping at the wing roots and the sight glasses for the wings fuel tanks are separate a first for the type. The cockpit floor is moulded to the top of the wing, this is the same as the Zvezda 1/48th kit. The fabric detail on the moulded ailerons is really nicely done as well as the rivet detail on the underside fuel tanks and flaps are nicely done. At first glance the wheel bay detail looks sparse but, the wheel bay is inserted after assembly and is made up of lots of bits, a nice idea. With both this and the fuselage sprues I would recommend a light run over with fine Micromesh just to polish the surface a little. Sprue C This sprue contains the rudder Tail plane, elevators spinner and prop blades as well as the undercarriage doors, again the fabric detail is good and the prop blades look good and the profile of the blades looks good. Sprue D This contains most of the parts that are replaced in resin. As well as cockpit, radiator and seat parts, as well as the undercarriage legs. The parts are well moulded and I would say that this is some of the sharpest detail in places that Special Hobby have produced that I have seen anyway particularly in the area of the radiators which are really sharp and replicate the depth of the real thing (the radiator on this aircraft is huge!) Sprue E On this sprue are the frames for the cockpit as well as the wheel wells and other ancillary parts. Again the moulding is sharp and looks really good, with the instrument panel bezels looking really good. With both sprue D and E I would recommend care in removing some of the parts as they are very thin and detailed in places and would break easily, a razor saw maybe? Clear sprue This contains the gunsight and sight glasses for the wings and optional closed and open canopy parts, the parts are well moulded with no real sign of low lines or mould seams. Other parts, In a separate CMK blister pack is the Resin parts, the wheels are slightly flattened, and are detailed down to the tyres with writing in Cyrillic so I couldn’t tell you whether it’s spelt right. The exhausts are nice and sharp with the outlets hollowed out and the radio is sharply cast. The PE belts are painted nicely and the other PE parts look good. The Masks are vinyl and are for the canopy sight glasses and wheels but will need tape or Maskol to infill the masks. Decals are printed by Eduard and look sharp and in good register with separate a separate sheet for the white decals and separate decals for each of the instruments and radio controls , (a nice touch) and they appear thin and I have never had a problem with Eduard decals in the past and they respond well to sol and set. The kit instructions are A4 in size and glossy with separate pictures for assembly and painting. I like this because you get the exploded diagram of the sub- assemblies you are putting together then a picture of the assembled parts and how they should be painted. The paint call outs are form Gunze, which is good but I do have worries about calling out light gull grey for the interior as Russian fighters were generally Painted A14 which is a steel grey. And somewhat darker, I would check your references . The marking choices are all Normandie –Niemen aircraft and are as follows: 1, White 6 Lt Marcel Albert CO 1st squadron autumn 1944 2, White double zero Cdt Louis Delfino 1944-5 3, White 24 Roland de la Poype Autumn 1944 4, White 22 Pierre Douarre France June 1945 5 White 4 Lt Roger Marchi Lithuania Summer 1944 All are finished in dark/blue Grey over Light blue with a tricolour Spinner with option 4 being quite eye catching with the tricolour on the tail also as well as the Cross of Lorraine. Conclusion I have been waiting for this kit since it was announced and I have to say I’m not disappointed, the moulding looks excellent and with the resin and PE parts as well as excellent decals there is no aftermarket that I would need to consider for this kit I know James is building his as I type this and Its looking to go together well. Me? I’ve cleared the bench and all my other builds have been put on hold and I will start this today. By the looks of things I don’t think it will be long on the bench either if the quality exuded by the look of the sprues and resin is anything to go by. It’s hard not to recommend this totally and if you’re a fan of eastern front aircraft (like me) it’s a must. My thanks to Special Hobby and James Hatch for a chance to review this kit.
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