I have a love and hate relation towards limited run kits from small companies , on one hand they can be a pain in the … : no guiding pins, poor fit, instructions that leaves you guessing, and so on, on the other hand they challenge your skills on every level.
The kit I build was Swords P-80 A and I must say, this is one of the worst kits I have ever come across in modern time. Not one single joint that went together without a LOT of fillers. So endless filling, sanding, rescribing and dry fitting. Now, I’ve read articles by other modellers on this kit, they where not at all as negative as I am… so maybe it’s me and my bad patients ? But if I should comment every step on this build the article would be loooong.
Anyway: The P-80 was painted with Mrp In a mix of light gray and RLM 65 to get that ghost gray. No significant weathering, have not found one picture that tells any different. The P-80 A never saw action, but as F-80 it served in Korea.
PE parts from Airwaves.
Conclusion: Did I like this kit: NO, Would I recommend it: NO, Do I like the final result: YES
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