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This is the Kitty Hawk kit. Something of a mixed bag, there is some really nice crisp surface detail, fit is mostly good if you don't mind a little fettling first, and then there are the thickest decals I have ever seen; really not good even after a ton of decal softener. They are more like stickers, but they don't stick. Recommended if you are aware of the challenges.

 

I also dispensed with the arrestor hook, filled over and rescribed the recess for it. The "gaps" on the upper surfaces panels were left deliberately, these are opening doors, to vent the exhaust I believe.

 

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That turned out really nice. I like the very subtle panel line wash. It is so easy to over do the accent. My twisted side says to do one of these and paint it white with

a yellow circle on the top and convert it to and egg-plane.😉    Oh yeah!  The horizontal tail plane could be a piece of bacon. ……  Now I'm starting to get hungry.

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Superb job on a most unusual subject. I did have to go to Wiki for more information. Fascinating.

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The unique subjects keep coming during this worldwide shut down.  Superbly done!!!! :goodjob:

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Previous reviews (elsewhere) I'd read showed this to be a challenge to build. You've done a very nice job on it. Impressive build.

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Love it, very cool indeed

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Very nice model !  

 

I like the way you kept the weathering to a minium.  Afterall it was a prototype and was very clean.

 

B.t.w. I did one years ago in scratch and in 1/48 from an old Air Enthusiat article.

 

Cheerts

JohnHaa

 

 

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Very nice pancake, sans butter and syrup! IIRC those outlets on the upper wing were to exhaust hot air from the oil cooler; the exhaust appears to be routed out the bottom of the nacelles via  teardrop-shaped exhaust ports. I have the Hasegawa 1/72 kit, and while it is very nice, like the Kittyhawk kit, it has some issues as well. See the link to a short video clip.

Mike

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2yzoMt6etc

 

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