In praise of the ‘hassle-free’ kit
However I would crave your collective indulgence for just a moment or two... Over the years I believe I've built about a half-dozen of these gems and they never, never disappoint. Engineering is perfect, detail is good and easily improved upon with a touch of Eduard Etch (this has the Zoom set & placards) and for the price of the base kit, I would be hard pressed to think of a better quality project for relatively little outlay.
OK, advert over, and no I'm not on commission ! - Built in a little over a week for a Group Build on another forum, not quite straight from the box, there's an Ultracast seat in the pit, and the pit has been 'dressed-up' with the aforementioned Eduard Zoom set and placards. The much talked-about 'fiddly fit' of the canopy to the frame simply didn't occur, patience & careful cutting from the sprue negated any 'issues'. Paint is my new 'go-to' NMF - AK Xtreme Metal enamel lacquers, the rest is all Tamiya acrylics.
Special mention for the decals - Quality control at SuperScale really knew what they were doing all those years ago - this sheet 48-1176 - is twenty-odd years old and behaved impeccably.
So as ever, thanks for taking the time to look and / or comment. Until the next one.
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