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  1. G'day all. We had our annual show last weekend and as it happens every year, the motivation and enthusiasm was renewed after catching up with mates and seeing some fantastic models on the competition table and club displays. So of course I went home and started a model. I built the Airfix Defiant two years ago and had a great time building it so opted for the new(ish) 1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawak. I've picked up some extras over the last month so started on it last week. Yesterday was Father's Day here in Oz so I managed a few hours to myself amongst all of the carry on with my own kids, catch up with my dad and my wife's dad. Considering it's the kit cockpit, I'm happy with how it turned out. The only thing I'm not sure on is the amount of time spent on the HGW seatbelts, I don't think I'll bother with them again. Everything else is just detail painting, washes and some pigments. The instrument dials are kit decals with heaps of Microsol applied to get them to suck down onto the embossed dials. Followed by Tamiya X-22 for the instrument glass. The only thing missing are the gun breeches for the two nose mounted 50 cal guns. The fuselage goes together tonight. Cheers, Mick
  2. A nice and enjoyable build with not fit issues and excellent decals.
  3. Here is the Airfix 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk I from the starter kit boxing, although I did not use the supplied paints. It's in 112 Sqn markings which complement another kit I just finished:
  4. Well, I've gone and done it again: I started another new kit! This time, I think I may actually finish it in less than 18 months as well. What a miracle that would be! This time, it's the 1/72 Airfix P-40B. Nothing new around here and my build won't set any new standards either. I was at first intending to build an RCAF bird in England, with a rather special scheme but an upgrade set from Aires changed my mind. I wouldn't have been able to use both the upgrade and the intended scheme together, so instead, I still need to decide how I am to finish this one. For now, the start of the build: As you can see, the radio compartment cover has been removed. Why? Well, inside of there is the Aires 1/72 P-40B resin radio compartment. Or at least, it was in there. Turns out you can't see any of it. If only I had known that before spending a few hours trimming the inside of the kit to actually make the thing fit! Oh well, at least some detail has been added, even if I can't say "I know it's all there!" Fit so far has been average - not as good as the Airfix Wildcat or Defiants that I have nearly ready for decals back home, waiting to be finished over spring break. So far this one has taken more super glue than normal glue. Hopefully I can break that pattern as I add the final details before painting. If anyone would like to suggest a scheme, please share a photo or two below. Thanks for looking, Tweener PS: I swear I'll have updates by next weekend, else you all should make a point of hollering!
  5. My next build is Airfix's 1:72 Curtiss Tomahawk IIB. This kit was one of my Christmas presents and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the build. I plan to build it straight from the box, with the exception of a homemade stand so the aircraft can be displayed in flight. So here goes, first up is the obligatory photos of the box art and sprues........ The box contains 2 grey sprues, with little to no flash and nicely detailed panel lines. There is also a small clear sprue, instruction booklet and small decal sheet. I am pondering whether to try and paint the mouth on the front of the aircraft or not. I plan to use Vallejo acrylics, purely because I find them easier to airbrush. So here goes, I hope I can do the aircraft the justice it deserves.
  6. This will be my next build: the Airfix Curtiss P-40b: I got this for £3.99 from Aldi just before Christmas last year (in fact I got about three of them, it would have been rude not to at that price). I already built the subject of the starter set a couple of years ago and I'm sure I posted the finished result in RFI but I can't find the post anywhere... anyway obviously I didn't want to model the exact same aircraft again and fortunately I don't have to as the Kitsworld set for the P-40 contains markings for another 112 Squadron aircraft which was shot down near Tmimi, Libya, in December 1941, the pilot, New Zealander Sgt. William Earl Houston, was killed. In addition I have the Eduard canopy mask set and a set of microfabric seat harness to gussy up the cockpit a bit. For the colours I have the Phoenix Precision Paints Mid Stone and Dark Earth and a tin of the new Colourcoats Azure Blue which I have been itching to try and might be in part responsible for this build in the first place... sadly the photograph does not reproduce the subtleties of the colour very well but hopefully it will photograph better once it is on the kit... Cheers, Stew
  7. Hello again folks, I'd like to share my newly finished Airfix P-40B in 112 Squadron markings. The kit was absolutely great to build and is on par engineering wise with Tamiya et al. A very enjoyable project, and i will be sorely tempted to get another. I didn't particularly want to do the kit finishing options of the Pearl Harbour or Flying Tigers markings so i rummaged around in my spare transfers box for the ones i eventually used. These are from an old Aeromaster set and depict the Tomahawk of Australian Ace Jack Bartle from Landing Ground 102 Egypt Oct 1941. This particular aircraft AN413 was personalised by Bartle with the name Nan below the cockpit. Unfortunately the set i have doesn't have the kangaroo he also added, and i'm not arty enough to go painting skippy on the nose! The decals themselves were a bit thick, and i knew i had no hope of getting the sharkmouth to conform to the contours of the nose so i painted my own. The whole model is brush painted in acrylics. I hope you like... IMG_2768 IMG_2767 by [url IMG_2766 IMG_2765 IMG_2763 IMG_2762 IMG_2737 IMG_2739 IMG_2746 IMG_2747 IMG_2748 Well thats plenty to be getting on with. Thanks for looking. Cheers Greg
  8. P-40 from Trumpeter. I made few corrections and added things to cockpit and engine. Tail wheel bay is bulit from scratch. Decals (mainly) are from Techmod and gun barrels and pitot tube are from Master. Unfortunately i broke pitot tube ending. WIP thread was on LSP: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=69082 I forgot about gunsight, so i did one photo with it. It is on the end of this post.
  9. Tomahawk Mk.II Update Sets (For Airfix A05133) 1:48 Eduard It's a reboxing of the 2016 P-40B kit with British decals and name, but the same plastic in the box. Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in the usual modular manner, much of which will be identical to their previous P-40B sets. Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Detail Set (49875) Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass. A complete set of new layered instrument panels that fit over the existing panel and sidewall details, are the primary parts on the painted set, with new seat in scale-representative PE; radio hatch interior detail; six mesh inserts for the intakes in the nose; cooling doors to the aft of the chin scoop; gear bay inserts; gear bay covers and brake hose parts as well as tie-down points for main and tail; access panels; ring & bead sights on the nose, and rudder actuator are also supplied. Zoom! Set (FE875) This set contains a reduced subset of the interior, namely the pre-painted parts that are used to improve on the main aspects of the cockpit, as seen above. Whatever your motivations for wanting this set, it provides a welcome boost to detail, without being concerned with the structural elements. Seatbelts STEEL (FE874) In case you don't already know, these belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting. Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE. landing flaps (48941) Eduard landing flaps use an ingenious technique to achieve excellent true-to-scale flaps using few parts, and requiring the modeller to simply remove the retracted flaps from the lower wing, plus scrape the upper wings to accommodate the thickness of the completed bays. The two flap sections (bay and flap itself) are constructed in the same manner, by twisting and folding over the attached ribs to create a 3D shape, with extra parts added along the way. The bays glue to the inside of the upper wing with the flap attached to the rear wall of the new bay via a fold. Repeat this for the other side, and you're almost done. The bays have a rod running along the bay, which is 0.5mm thick and isn't included in the set, so you'll need to make sure you have some in stock, and a set of jacks are fitted later to obtain the correct angle once deployed. A small cover panel fits toward the middle, which is folded gently twice to match the profile of the bay ribs before it is installed. I've built a set of these for the previous P-40B boxing, and you can see how they look below. Masks (EX570) Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape. In addition you get a set of hub/tyre masks for the tail wheel, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort. Review sample courtesy of
  10. Hello Again All, Here's another in progress project. The 1/48 Airfix P-40B. Overall it is a very good kit. However it does have its issues. Most notably is the amount of clean-up on the detail of the side walls of the cockpit. Very tedious #11 blade work. Plus it would be helpful if the decals actually fit on the areas designated. Nothing like trimming tiny decals to fit for fun time. In any case on with the pics. All the Best! Don
  11. Hello BM's, May I present Airfix's P-40B in 1.72 from the Pearl Harbour 75th AGS... with a difference: I modelled this P-40B to represent Flt.Lt. Clive R. "Killer" Caldwell's mount in 1941. Caldwell was the leading Australian air ace of World War II. He is officially credited with shooting down 28.5 enemy aircraft in over 300 operational sorties, including an ace in a day. In addition to his official score, he has been ascribed six probables and 15 damaged. Caldwell flew Curtiss P-40 Tomahawks and Kittyhawks in the North African Campaign and Supermarine Spitfires in the South West Pacific Theatre. He was the highest-scoring P-40 pilot from any air force and the highest-scoring Allied pilot in North Africa (source Wikipedia). No new techniques on this one, but I thought I'd try and display the craft after a good few months in the field, sand blasted, dirty but well serviced and ready for action. Decals are from Xtradecal, courtesy of @murfv after a trade up. Hope you enjoy the pictures and as usual critique always welcome. Cheers, JB.
  12. Airfix is to release in September 2016 a 1/48th Curtiss P-40B Warhawk kit - ref. A05130 Sources: http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/curtiss-p-40b-1-48.html http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/p40b_and_b5n1_Meteor V.P.
  13. HI all - well she's finished. Heres Auntie's latest, finished as AK367 From 112 Squadron RAF, October 1941 at Sidi Heneish, using Barracudecal's excellent markings. Painted with custom mixed Tamiya acrylics, and finished with a little love. All comments welcome, as ever. Hope you like her! Jonners Here's the model with a Hurricane MK1painted in "standard" RAF Dark Earth, Dark green and Sky to try and show my attempt at the 'similar' US DuPont colours on the Hawk.
  14. We've just had a restock of Ultracast products, and we have also expanded with more of their aircraft products too (we already carry their entire 1/35 range for armour modellers). Amongst the new items here in the UK are Ultracast's latest items for the brand new Airfix #A05130 Curtiss P-40B kit: 48266 - Ultracast 1/48 Curtiss P-40 B/C tubular exhausts (48266) - these are designed specifically for the Airfix kit and besides saving you the hassle of drilling out kit exhausts, these are the proper shape incorporating the correct upsweep the P-40B and C models had: https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/ultracast-aircraft/products/ultracast-1-48-curtiss-p-40b-c-tubular-exhausts-48266 48267 - Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop & Spinner - these are corrected propeller blade and spinner sets for the early steel props. Direct comparison with mishapen Airfix blades shown below: https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/ultracast-aircraft/products/ultracast-1-48-early-p-40b-hollow-steel-prop-spinner-48267 48268 - P-40 B aluminium prop & spinner - again a correction set for the standard aluminium blades and spinner with Airfix comparison shown: https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/ultracast-aircraft/products/ultracast-1-48-p-40b-aluminum-prop-spinner-48268 Also back in stock whilst on the subject of P-40 B/C is the Ultracast resin seats: American harnesses https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/ultracast-aircraft/products/ultracast-1-48-curtiss-p-40-seats-with-standard-american-harnesses-48036 British Sutton harnesses https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/ultracast-aircraft/products/ultracast-1-48-curtiss-p-40-seats-british-sutton-harness-for-b-m-variants-u48037 Square-back seat https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/ultracast-aircraft/products/ultracast-1-48-p-40-tomahawk-early-square-back-seat-without-harness-suitable-for-early-war-raf-raaf-saaf-flying-tigers-a-v-g-u48258
  15. Hi again, While awaiting the finishing touches for the Maltese Mosquito, and before attempting another bigger build, I thought I'd take the opportunity to bash out my Airfix P-40B that was originally intended for the Starter Kit GB. Unfortunately, in the course of the GB, it became clear that the paints provided by Airfix were so completely wrong it was practically a 'what if' build. We were only allowed to use what came in the box so the Tommy went back into storage. Now here it is, living to fight another day! The kit is completely bog standard from the Alamein Dogfight Double set, which looks rather like this: As you can see, the markings given for the P-40B are AN218 nickname 'Menace' which was on the strength of 112 Sqn at Sidi Hanish in the summer of 1941. However, at the time of the markings provided, 112 Sqn was operating its aircraft in the approved colour scheme: Temperate Land (Dark Earth/Dark Green/Sky). The squadron was lobbying hard for a more effective desert camouflage to be approved, because Sky was no good from below and dark green was hopeless from above - but change was slow to come. Photographs of 112 Sqn up the blue in 1941 show an evolution from Temperate Land Scheme towards the definitive Desert Scheme. When supplies of Mid-Stone were finally allocated, there were some aircraft with the Dark Green areas overpainted (to make Desert Scheme), others with the Dark Earth overpainted (making Tropical Land Scheme). This seems to have happened when 112 Sqn applied its recognition letters of GA as well as the individual aircraft letters, and anecdotal evidence from squadron members states that this took place in November 1941. The best picture I've seen of AN218 has her still in Temperate Land Scheme of Dark Earth/Dark Green over Sky. The spinner should have been Sky but appears darker, assumed red, and she has a shark's mouth painted on. Neither the red spinner or the shark's mouth were officially approved at the time, but were almost universally adopted by 112 Sqn aircraft. Quite how these colourful additions supported the squadron's demands for better camouflage is not made clear! Anyway, that's my plan and while I've got the complete kit and decals I appear to have lost the instructions somewhere! Hopefully they will turn up. Meanwhile I got started by painting the interior green - I took a dollop of Tamiya 'Cockpit Green" and mixed it with Flat Yellow in an empty cupcake box until it was the sort of shade that I wanted: So far so good. If anyone has the instructions and is able to scan them I'd be grateful to see them please, although the fundamental build looks fairly straightforward!
  16. I've just finished this one; I had the P-40 left over from the Dogfight Double set when I built a couple of Zeroes, so I thought I'd get it finished just for tidyness' sake as much as anything... I managed to get all the small parts off the sprues without breaking any, which I believe is a record for this particular kit which has some rather excessively large attachment points; I built it more or less OOB with the exception of the addition of Eduard Microfabric seatbelts, EZ-Line aerial wires and I drilled out the exhaust stacks and the cowling .50 guns. The interior was painted in Sovereign Colourcoats ACUS23 Zinc Chromate Yellow and the exterior was ACUS13 Neutral Gray underneath with ACUS15 USAAF Olive Drab 41 on the uppersurfaces - thanks to Jamie for pointing out the difference in the early and later versions of Olive Drab as I would otherwise have been blissfully ignorant. The transfers are from the Dogfight Double set and represent the aircraft flown by 2nd Lt George Welch of the 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group based at Wheeler Field, Oahu, (though the aircraft in question seems to have been temporarily moved to nearby Haleiwa airfield to take part in a gunnery exercise), on December 7 1941. He had quite a busy day of it by all accounts. Anyway enough verbiage, here are the pics: Confessions: I have no idea of the wireless fit for this aircraft so the aerial wires are based on those of other P-40 models I have seen on the internetz. I am equally uncertain of the location of the aerial attachment points in the upper side of the wings, so copied these from the approximate location of other models, it was hard to see in most cases where the aerials attach. The upper cowling was a cow to fit and eventually I just stuck it on as best as I could. I painted the seat silver for the hell of it, probably it should have been zinc chromate yellow too, Airfix certainly indicated it should be. I still enjoyed myself building it Cheers, Stew
  17. Flying Tigers P-40B/C AFV Club 1:144 The American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" 1937-1942 In April, 1937, Claire L. Chennault, then a captain in the United States Army Air Corps, retired from active duty and accepted an offer from China for a three month mission to make a confidential survey of the Chinese Air Force. At that time China and Japan were on the verge of war and the fledgling Chinese Air Force was beset by internal problems and torn between American and Italian influence. This was the beginning of Chennault's stay in China which did not terminate until 1945 at the close of World War II. Chennault's combat and other experiences between 1937 and 1941 in China laid the ground work for the organization of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in 1941 which consisted of volunteer pilots and ground crew; from the U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines (note - these airmen had to resign from the U.S. Forces and were then employed by China into the Chinese Air Force as civilians). By the time of America's entry into the war in early December 1941, the AVG's personnel, with 100 Curtiss P-40B Warhawk aircraft had been formed into three combat squadrons. These Warhawks were part of an order that had initially been placed for the Royal Air Force; however, the RAF considered the P-40B to be obsolescent and an agreement was made for the P-40B's to go to China and the RAF to get later model P-40D variants. The Flying Tigers' role was a very short-lived one (although their name and feats were used and re-used throughout the war), lasting from only December 1941 until 4th July 1942 when they were disbanded and replaced by the China Air Task Force of the United States Army Air Forces. During this short period, the AVG The Kit There are only two sprues to be found within this package. The main sprue, in a light olive green plastic, holds all (ten) of the main components of the model except the canopy. The second sprue is in clear plastic and holds a single canopy piece. These are enclosed in a clear plastic bag that is attached to a card backing; on which is printed the assembly instructions on one side, plus a painting and marking guide on the other side. There is no cockpit detail whatsoever, with just and open area but I would envisage that some aftermarket producer; perhaps Brengun or Retrowings, might produce a detail set sometime in the future? One can hope. The large air intake, situated under the nose of the fuselage, is closed although it shouldn't take more than a couple of drill holes and some cutting to open out the fairing. Detail on the kit, in terms of panel lines, ailerons and fuel/ammunition covers etc. is good but fine; therefore care should be taken when painting, especially if brush painting as these areas could be lost under layers of primer and topcoats. There are a couple of sink-holes on the upper wings, one on each close to where the wing attaches to the fuselage. There is one small aspect of the kit's production which is unusual and that is the model has a pair of mainwheels, for a wheels-down setting, but the tailwheel is fitted into the fuselage in the raised position. This means that a tail-wheel will need to be crafted by the modeller if they wish to depict the aircraft on the ground. The canopy is a single piece casting and looks to be simple but nicely detailed. The canopy frames are so narrow that only with real care and masking would prevent slipping onto the clear glass when painting. Don't let that put anyone off though, the frames do look correctly proportioned; it is just the diminutive size of this model that may cause concern on painting and detailing. Decals The decals provided for this kit are produced in Taiwan, although I have seen a set on-line (kit No. AR 14401) which are produced in Italy, possibly by Cartograf?. The set with this kit is not to the standard of the Italian set (this kit is actually marked AR 144S01) and only comes with enough decals for a single aircraft; that of code 68 of the 3rd Pursuit Squadron "Hells Angels" of the American Volunteer Group and piloted by Charles H. Older. You will have to trust me when I state that there are two 68's on the sheet below. The white of the decals matches the background causing them to blend. Colour details are provided on the back of the card packaging FS specifications with matching details for Hobby Color and Mr Color paints. Conclusion I would describe this kit as a simple affair that will not take much effort to assemble into a decent but basic model of the Hawk 81A2/P-40B Warhawk; however, having said that, I think this kit is a good foundation to build a better model. The cockpit area could be built up and enhanced with some plastic sheet and then painted; plus the intake could be hollowed out, providing a little more detail etc. The detail is good and, with the addition of camouflage and the decals, this should build into a nice addition to the WW2 family of fighter aircraft in 1:144 scale. Review sample courtesy of UK Distributors for
  18. Hello Everyone, Well this is my second build for the Remembrance Day Lunch that the librarian, Karen, at work will be holding. This Tomahawk will be displayed next to a Spitfire, Bf-110 and Bf-109, possibly a Lancaster too. I decided to add this one as who doesn't love a Sharkmouth?! Plus I was trying to convey the notion that the world war was just that, worldwide... you know what kids are like. Anyhow, this the newer tool mould from Airfix of the classic Tomahawk (always liked this aircraft). I had a few issues with it, I think most of those issues where my own doing. Live and learn huh? I had to strip the paint as the xtracrylix didn't wanna play for some reason. I had to resort to Tamiya and mixing the middlestone colour. I am quite impressed with it. On to the pictures. Still learning how far I can stretch the EZ-Line, unlike the Spitfire, I dont think the weather is heavy enough. I had fun making this model and it went together really well, apart from a few silly bits. Once again, please let me know what you think. Kind Regards, Dazz
  19. Hello All, Airfix's P-40B in 1/72 scale finished as Clive Caldwells mount. Happy modelling all Ian
  20. Probably shouldn't start this one yet since I'm not finished with my Bf-110 but I made the mistake of using Vallejo primer on it, there was some spatter and a couple blemishes, and I can't sand it for 48 hours ... so I'm going to do what I can on my P-40 instead. I chose the Airfix 1/72 P-40B, which seems like a really nice kit so far. Very simple, not tons of detail, but so far decent (yet far from perfect) fit. I won't do box shots or sprues because everyone else in here already has. Instead I'll post shots of what I have done so far in barely an hour's time while running in and out of the house on errands, so you can see what a nice, quick build this really is. And shots of the decals. Haven't decided yet whether I want to do White 17 or AK992 yet. But it's gonna be one of those.
  21. Finally worked it out. Obligatory box pictures I have made a start on the cockpit using the Eduard PE set. It seems I like doing this tiny unseen stuff. I'm not going to show the wife she'll have me committed. Eduard supply 5 (only 4 required you get a spare in case the tile monster gets one, she is just as greedy as a carpet monster) little 'T' handles to go on the lower part of the instrument panel, I couldn't see them to put them on, need better eyes. Cockpit Pictures You can see the 'T' handles in this image. they need to be straightened if I'm game I would like to weather the cockpit a bit. I haven't done any weathering before, how would I go about? Could a moderator get rid of my first post on this topic, please. Thanks for looking. Stephen
  22. Hello all I have been watching here for a few months and hopefully learning a few tricks, mmmm maybe. In this time I have built and screwed up a few kits - learnt from the mistakes. This is going to be a
  23. P-40B/C Resin Upgrades 1:72 Quickboost by Aires for the Airfix Kit The new Airfix P40 Hawk has quickly established itself as a great kit, building on the reputation that Airfix are developing for their newer kits. If you're looking to take it further, then there is a whole range of aftermarket accessories becoming available. The P40 served in many different theatres and this makes it such an interesting aircraft to model due to the wide range of schemes that you can choose from as the decal range becomes available. QB 72 364 Propeller with Alignment Tool The first set here is a replacement propeller. Whilst the kit propeller certainly isn't bad, the limitations of injection moulding are not a problem here due to the resin manufacturing process. The propeller blades are individually cast and very thin giving a more accurate scale representation. The hub is also nicely moulded. This will need the sprue sanding off the rear face before fitting to the kit. A great feature is the prop assembly tool to make lining the blades up consistent as you attach them. QB 72 361 P-40B Exhaust The exhausts are beautifully hollowed out which really improve the appearance of any kit. They are supplied as direct replacements for the kit parts, so other than cutting them off the sprue, no additional work is required. QB 72 374 P-40B/C Exhaust & Damper Cooler Another option if you're looking to upgrade the exhausts is this set. Again, beautifully crafted exhausts with hollowed ends although these vary slightly in being marginally more swept back at the tips compared to the previous set. The radiator gills are very thin and will give an alternative option to using photo etch to get scale accuracy under the engine cowling. QB 72 375 P-40B/C Gun Barrels These are a very fine set of barrel upgrades. Getting this level of finesse from injection moulding just isn't possible, so these are most welcome. As the kit parts are moulded into the wing, removing them and drilling location holes will be necessary so a fine drill bit of approximately 1mm will be necessary QB 72 376 P-40B/C Undercarriage Covers Main and tail wheel doors are catered for in this set. The kit parts are somewhat chunky so these will give the undercarriage area a real sharpen up. The parts are very delicate so care should be taken removing them from the sprues. Further more, unlike the kit parts, there are no tabs to locate them, so delicate fitment is necessary, but well worth it. Conclusion These fine sets offer the already good Airfix kit a significant enhancement. If like me, you enjoy modelling on this scale, getting that extra bit of accuracy and detail is important to make it look less toy like and more like a scale replica. The precision in the sets just can't be achieved by plastic injection moulding technology so I'll certainly be using these when I build mine. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
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