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As I was allocated Sweden at the signing up stage, looks like I’m good to go.

 

My offering is this:

 

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Id originally planned to do the SAAF version, but it’s the only bit of Swedish that I have that’s still in service (unless you include the aircraft in the RSwAF Historic Flight), so it looks like this kit will be Swedish.

 

The kit looks pretty good in itself, but it comes with lots of extra goodies, firstly some nice reference photos:

 

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Lots of resin and photoetch 

 

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Good reference drawings including some nice 1/48th scale drawings

 

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Then there’s the decals (with SAAF the one the only bit of colour 😢) and a certificate of authenticity.

 

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Oh and the kit parts themselves (still bagged for now):

 

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Looking forward to 4th April!

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Ouch. Almost a month in and I’ve not really started my build. Tonight I decided to try and change that.  Opened up a few of the bags shown above and started to compare parts.  This kit comes with quite a lot of resin, some of which I may use, and some of it maybe not. 
 

My first dilemma and one of the first tasks in the instruction sheet, is to cut out the main wheel wells 😳 That’s quite a lot of surgery! 
 

Then I looked at the models wheel well and the resin part:

 

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I’m not sure if the surgery is worth the additional detail, particularly as the original part is pretty good and with careful painting, should come up quite nicely.

 

Then I noticed a possible issue - size.  I tried to line the resin up with the kit part and the resin appears oversize. Here you can see it a bit better

 

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So is the surgery and risk of damage really worth it?

 

Checked out a few other parts, nose wheel first:  

 

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This time the resin seems undersize in comparison to the kit part, but the detail does look better.

 

Next, the bang seats.  I assembled the kit parts, just three bits form the seat and removed one of the seats from its moulding block.
 

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Some detail on the resin is much nicer, but the headboxes are completely different and the resin seems smaller

 

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Not quite sure what to do here 🤔

 

 

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On 5/1/2024 at 11:23 PM, Roland Pulfrew said:

Some detail on the resin is much nicer, but the headboxes are completely different and the resin seems smaller

 

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Not quite sure what to do here 🤔

 

 

If you look at the real seat the resin headbox seems much closer. It is just missing the horns.  (Most likely provided in PE?)

The Italeri plastic is definitely not to be trusted..

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