mirageiv Posted July 21, 2016 Author Share Posted July 21, 2016 (edited) Thank you guys for the kind words, I think I've finished them now.I took a quick pic in between showers with my phone. I'm still waiting for my decent camera to be fixed so when it is ready I'll take some proper photos for the gallery, hopefully won't be too long! In the meantime I might knock up a step ladder provided in the Italeri kit for the open jet for a little more life to the model. The Eduard fabric RBF tags were easily the best ones I've ever used, very realistic and highly recommended! One issue I had an idea might be the case is that the models seem to sit too high. The wheels are certainly oversized by 2mm or so, but I think also the landing gear legs are modelled as if very little weight is applied from the jet. Comparing it to my Hasegawa 1/32 model they are about 3-4 or more mm taller which is quite noticeable side by side, not that I can do anything about it now however (I'll take pics of this issue in a RFI thread). Another point if anyone wants to have a crack at this kit, the plastic is soft and hence the landing gear legs do not seem to be the strongest especially the front one. I thought I could get away with it being clean airframes but if I wanted to make a tooled up one with resin Kormorans, tanks and Aim-9s I'd probably opt for some white metal legs available as that would make a relatively heavy model once built to which I wouldn't be confident of the front leg being up to the task. Just my thoughts on the kit, hopefully not coming across as moans! I do have a question for the mods however. Should I enter them as a pair or as individual models? They are the same thing really but some difference between them. Not sure which one adheres to the rules better Thanks for looking and as always very grateful for the comments and support you guys give, much appreciated. David. Edited July 21, 2016 by mirageiv 12 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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