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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2020, 08:39 
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Morning gents.

Here is an interesting bird.

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The box is packed with plastic!!

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Kit plastic is ok. Some rough edges that needs to be sorted and some flash that needs to be removed. The plastic is also very soft and bendable, which helps as i figured out later in the build.

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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2020, 08:44 
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What is interesting is that the sprues are numbered but not the parts. You have to refer to the instruction manual if you need to find a part.

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Not a lot of clarity as to how some of the parts should fit together. So a lot of dryfitting and fiddling is required.

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That bit took a while and I had to jump a couple of steps in the process to make sure that everything will fit.

Luckily the plastic is soft so I was able to manipulate the parts so that they can fit. There isn't a lot of locating pins or gates to make the parts fit properly so you have to move the parts in place and then glue. At least there is a lot of forgiveness so you are able to manipulate the parts so that it lines up.

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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2020, 08:54 
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She is quite big. That is a 1/72 Matchbox Privateer underneath. Big fuselage but small wingspan.

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In the kit is a very nicely detailed K36 Ejection seat that needs to be build up. Very fiddly. Tried my best. Not my best work but that will do.


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Unfortunately one of them will be hidden.


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Now there is a subject you don't see often.

I always found that researching my subject and deciding what mods to make was quite enjoyable.

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