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  1. Last year I ran across a little gem: The price was right, so there was no option other than to buy it. In it, there was the usual amount of fine CA plastic, possibly of Sword origin. Oh? There was a little pile of resin too? Nice surprise! This was not a pleasant surprise though Vac-formed canopy? Never done one of those before, but they look scary! Anyhow, the decals look nice; Instructions are clear, but I'm not sure about the color call outs for the camouflage. Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey over PRU Blue? The pictures from Kai Tak looks VERY faded... I do have one set of refereces in book form: International Air Power Review #10. The research (well, I looked at previous builds here and so on) was pretty clear on on thing. There exists not a perfect Hornet kit, since correct drawings have not surfaced on this side of 2015 or so. I plan to do the following: Extend the rear fuselage with two plugs, 6mm on total. Get some proper belts for the seat (Eduards late RAF set should do I guess?) Some people have claimed that a Ultracast Spitfire seat looks better than the kit resin item. I do have some seats from my Eduard Spitfires that I could use... Detail up the main gear bays, preferably deepen them since the bottom is currently the outer wing. Replace the main wheels, since they are of the wrong diameter and wrong tire pattern (I think? Barracudacast have a lovely set of wheels that are suitable though.) Do something about the spinners that are too short. The last bit is the hardest to do, but a friend of mine just ordered a high-tech 3D printer and since my Dayjob is CAD designer, then it should be not so hard to draw something up provided I can get some proper dimensions. Right, it seems that this serial kit starter is about to start another one. Again.
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