At the beginning – I really had a moment, when I was thinking of scrap it and spent my time on some more seriously mentioned kit.
My recommendation – don’t buy this kit (wait for Airfix). It is bad, it is bad even for short run category. There is so few fun and so much to be fixed.
I decided to finish it just for my private display, but I still believe in that finished kit will look better than I hope.
So far, I did not give up! 🙂 The cockpit is quite poor, but when i scratchbuilt pedals and added some details and photoetched parts, it is not so bad.
Resin wheelbay is nice – I would tell it is nice too much in comparison with the rest of the kit. The worst thing i found was that the part where wing are glued at the fuselage, was not leveled and wing was falling to left. I did not want to try to fix this issue with difficult fuselage rework, instead of that I cut whole back of the fuselage with rudder and roll it slighty to left to get opticaly better geometry of the plane. However, the cockpit is still slightly rolled on the right side…
At this moment I work on filling and sanding all scratches to be able apply surfacer and also on undercarriage assembly.
I did not get how they expected to assemble propeller, because it is impossible to glue propeller blades into correct position without some little rod in the centre, which levels them up (otherwise they will stick forward).
More will come soon…
13 attached images. Click to enlarge.