A Lament for Unavailable Revell Kits
Very sad that so many Revell kits are no longer available in larger scales. Found this lovely 1/48 Catalina on ebay. It's an excellent kit and I don't think I used any after market parts. Similarly this 1/32 NON TECHNIK Ju 88. Very hard to find. Again, got it on E Bay to join my 1/32 Malta collection. Searched high and low for the 1/48 Marauder. Needed one to go with the Mitchell as my old man escorted both out of Corsica. Log book matchings show he escorted this particular aircraft. (Miss Des Moines). This was a very old kit and not very clever. I bought Eduard parts for the cockpit.
Similar hunts for Revell's Bf110 G-4 in 1/48 (Eduards is not available either!).
While I'm on, currently kit bashing the insanely good value Revell 1/32 Mossie as a fighter bomber. Refuse to pay £200 for the Tamiya (which hasn't been available in any case). BUT I cannot find a correct cockpit canopy. Tried bashing the Revell canopy. Disaster! It'll just have to do without until I can find one.
Maybe I should buy the Tamiya kit for the canopy? 🙂