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  1. Excellent. Finally a decent kit of this hugely overlooked aircraft. I can't believe no manufacturer did one of these before. I shall now return to the rock under which I have been hiding since the dawn of plastic model kits.
  2. I built another boxing of this kit recently and the decals for the wheel spats and cowling were completely rubbish shape-wise. I doubt they remeasured them for this release so be prepared to do some masking here.
  3. Haven't bought this kit yet but those schemes will pull me across the line, very nice.
  4. To be honest, if you post things like this... ...expect some pushback. It's balony. https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION[]=Kits&q=revell*&fkAVAILABILITY[]="1"&fkTYPENAME[]="Full kits"&fkORIGIN[]="1"&fkYEAR[]="2019"&fkYEAR[]="2018"&fkYEAR[]="2020"&fkYEAR[]="2017"
  5. I've got this kit and the conversion in my stash as well. Thanks for being a guinea pig
  6. On the newer planes the majority of the RAM panels are now the same shade as the rest of the fuselage. There is still plenty of masking left to do do but not nearly as bad as on the first planes that came of the production line. Old: New:
  7. sroubos

    The Perfect Kit

    Perfect as in perfectly scaled down? That's impossible due to the limitations of moulding techniques, because physics. You cannot scale down every element of a real aircraft down by a factor 144, 72, 48 or even 32 or 24. Many details will be way beyond what is possible in media such as plastic, wood or resin. So there's that. Perfect as in perfectly capturing the essence? Not so impossible maybe but highly subjective. See all the discussions on this forum vis a vis panel lines, rivets, paint demarcations, color representation, weathering etc. etc. etc.
  8. Newsflash - you can paint it any way you like If the dude (I assume it's a dude) that built the test shot likes preshading, good for him. Doesn't say anything about the kit itself. Which looks really nice btw, although the price is too steep for me at almost 40 quid.
  9. Description states '2 KITS IN ONE BOX'
  10. I'd be really interested as well, I've been wanting to build one for years.
  11. Third build of the year - trying to maintain an average of one per month, so far so good This is a kit from the 60s I believe, so lots of rivets and other raised detail. I was looking for a quick build as part of my project to build all planes from one of my favorite games, Hellcats over the Pacific. About halfway through now. Even though it is an older kit it is still typical Hasegawa: Sparse interior detail, excellent fit. I didn't use much filler. Masking the windows drove me almost crazy, I tried using Eduard's G4M2 masking set but it d
  12. Good timing. Just unearthed the half-built Heller kit which my dad started on years ago. Comes with the Aeroclub (?) conversion for the canopy and exhaust. I think I'll still finish it despite this new release.
  13. I'm not a ship modeller but I do have a few kits lying around in various unfinished states. I usually end up quitting them when it gets to the painting stage. Particularly the 90 degree angles between the decks and superstructure puzzle me, how do you get these demarcations so sharp?
  14. It's a good thing to get this as Revell's F-16B is very hard to get a hold off. As with their F-16C you may expect this D-version to contain parts for the B-version as well. I'm not up to speed with which specific blocks you can make out of the C version boxing though and of course we'll have to see what's in this box.
  15. I would go for a very light gray as well I think, with a satin to almost matt finish. Love The Expanse but the space ships all look a bit to clean in my eyes. They could do with a bit more weathering and variety in the textures.
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