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A few pictures of the plastic on the sprues

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Wing assembly, I notice that there was a raised edge this was due to one wing being slightly thicker than the other underneath. I sanded it down to where it was flush when in place.

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Some parts of this kit are so thin you can read print through it, but it goes together extremely well. There is a lot of detail inside the aircraft such as the air intakes to the face of the turbines. And a well thought out after burner with lots of fine detail.

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Knikki, I can highly recommend it. I had only just bought the Trumpeter 48th scale 106, when I saw that this was coming out. So I asked the guy in Salisbury Models (nice man) if he could get me one. I have not been disappointed, the only thing I would say is, that it a big job on a small scale, there is so much in the box it is defiantly worth the money especially if anyone is doing the "Century series" which I am.

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Careful my friend. Trim and fit everything first and follow the directions carefully. Don't build anything out of sequence. Its a great j

Kit but if something gets out of alignment things go south fast.

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Careful my friend. Trim and fit everything first and follow the directions carefully. Don't build anything out of sequence. Its a great j

Kit but if something gets out of alignment things go south fast.

Well said, things have been put on hold with this build because of problems fitting the wings in place and its all starting to unravel. With everything fitting so tightly, I made the mistake of making sure that the fuselage fitted as tight around the internals as possible, consequently when I fitted the wings there were big gaps between the fuselage and wing root. Then to compound my pain, I spilt most of a bottle of "plastic weld" over the entire airframe. I have sanded it all down now, and put it back in its box and got on with other builds I was doing. I will return to this one when I feel a bit better about it, at the moment its just to painful.

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I wanted to post some update photos, despite the project being put on hold, see above.

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Double mold lines on the canopy, was a surprise, I thought they could work around it. It would have been better to make a two part molding like the 1/48 Trumpeter. Theres no point in Meng wrapping the plastic up to protect it from scratches, if the first thing I have to do is scratch the mold lines off. Also note the meld line right through the middle of the glass part of the canopy.

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Bugger. How frustrating. It was looking good, though, so I hope you do return to it when you've had a bit of time away from it.

Kind comments, it was all going so well. I will get back to it though, after a bit of a break. To help me get over it I built the Airfix P-51 in 1/72 over a weekend, thats a rather nice kit by the way.

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