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Hellcat canopy closed/open difference

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Hi Folks,

 

Eduard supplies both an 'open' and 'closed' canopy in the Hellcat kit.

I am thinking about using the 'open' canopy because I have extra masks for it.

However, I notice a few differences between the two, and I don't think it is a mistake.

Why the differences? For example, why would the 'open' canopy clear glass have more squared off corners and a larger clear glass roof? Were they trying to reproduce an effect when the canopy is open?

 

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They've made the "open" canopy a bit larger than scale to enable it to fit over the spine, which is inhibited by the necessarily over-scale thickness of an injection-moulded canopy  in this scale. This is one of the reasons why vac-form canopies are better, the pther being clarity, but people seem to have taken against them because they are not entirely idiot-proof. There should not be a difference in the frame shapes though so that is presumably a minor error needing correction with a little dab of paint.

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