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This my attempt at the Anigrand 1/72 XF-12/XR-12 Rainbow, one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built and the epitome of piston-engined aircraft design. Flown in 1946, the XF-12 was capable of 400mph at 40000ft. Only two were flown before the project was cancelled. The Anigrand kit is in resin and quite heavy so the landing gear has wire inserts for extra strength. Construction was actually pretty straight forward and the fit was pretty decent. The only area I had difficulty with was the vacform cockpit parts. New ones are on order from Angrand.... An astonishing amount of weig