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  1. Cyber Hobby Sea Vixen FAW.1 Resin Upgrades 1:72 Quickboost Airfix undoubtably have the 1/48 market sewn up with their stunning Sea Vixen kit, but the 1/72 market is a little more open with competition, the two 'best' options coming from Dragon / Cyber Hobby and the other from Xtrakit / MPM although each has it's issues with accuracy. These little gems are aimed at improving the Cyber Hobby kit. QB 72 379 Sea Vixen FAW.1 Correct Nose One of the Sea Vixens prominent features is its distinctly pointed nose, yet the Cyber Hobby kit looks much too rounded and loses some of the character of this classic aircraft. This correction piece is a direct replacement that restores the correct look of the nose. The shape look very good when compared to photographs and I suepct that for any Sea Vixen fans who model in 1/72 scale this will be an essential purchase. One point to be aware of is that with the nose being solid resin, there is no room to add a nose weight so adding weight to another part of the forward fuselage may be necessary. QB 72 377 Sea Vixen FAW.1 Landing Lights The kit landing light part located just in front of the nose wheel is moulded in grey plastic rather than clear. Whilst the lights are very small, this addition will give the opportunity to add a touch of realism. Pre-colouring the lights then applying a tiny dot of masking solution whilst the airframe colour is applied should get a good result. Conclusion The Cyber Hobby kit whilst being one of the best kits available in 1/72 is known for its accuracy issues, some being easier to fix than others. As such, seeing the developing range of Quickboost accessories to improve it is most welcome. As you'd expect, the quality of these parts is excellent and the replacement nose cone is almost a given if you intend to build the kit unless you modify the nose yourself. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
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