Well, we got there at last! It’s fair to say that the delay in completing this build is down to various delays at my end and I won’t bore you with those. As far as this project goes though this is one for more advanced modellers. The resin parts generally fit well, are well tooled and the whole thing goes together so that the final model looks good – I’m pleased with it. Inclusion of PE for the small parts improves finesse and the addition of metal bracing supports on some of the resin pieces is a major improvement and very welcomes. The white in the decals is a bit too translucent for me and SW could usefully offer that feedback to the decal manufacturer.
The instructions are the weakest part of the package for me and finding and including a few images of the real aircraft would make all the difference because you wouldn’t waste so much time trying to guess where some of the parts actually locate. Having said this, I love the quirkiness of the subject which is why I agreed to take this project on in the first place and you certainly will get a very ‘different’ looking model at the end. If you fancy immersing yourself in a great model project you could do a lot worse than take this one on!
SMN Quick summary rate out of 5
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Below are a series of images of the completed model. Click on a thumbnail to see the enlarged image.