Miles Sparrowhawk 1:72 – or how a model kit born
Hi Everyone! This article is for mainly whose interested in the model kit making process and also the end of a long and interesting journey (at least for me). If anybody remembers this Miles M.5 Sparrowhawk was my first 3D designed model kit. https://imodeler.com/2021/05/miles-m-5-sparrowhawk-my-first-3d-created-airplane-and-model-kit/ I started to work with SBS some years ago - it's more on a base of friendship than an actual occupation - and they insist me from the beginning of making my kits with 3D design rather than making handmade masters (they - SBS - are famous now for their quality and finesse in the resin modeling world) as this is the definitive way making kits. So this is the result of our cooperation. During the process I learned awfully lot about product development, manufacturing tolerances and quality management and the true secrets of high quality resin kit making. These guys are just fantastic! The blue one - The Sparrowhawk M.5A - will be the SBS surprise release for the French Lyon-Bron show in this weekend (Csaba will bring all the first five complete kit there). I'll add more details to this article soon, but it is a bit late now. Happy modeling everyone in the meantime!
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