Back when I first opened the box and wrote that nice, optimistic review of the sprues, I was concerned that some of Tarangus’ design choices could prove problematic.
The Viggen was an absolute pain of a build, and every problem could and should have been fixed before they even cut the moulds.
Back around the turn of the millennium, I loved the PC flight sim Comanche 3. This took you into the world of a helicopter that blended stealth and firepower, having to figure out the best way to approach various mission profiles. It was great fun, and it made me really like the RAH-66 Comanche.
As I mentioned at the end of my previous post on the fuselage, so far I had not seen any of the problems Kitty Hawk has a reputation for, and was even wondering whether the stories may have been a tiny bit exaggerated.
Well fear not, I found the lunacy!
Last time we left off having assembled the cockpit and built the landing gear bays. This entry will deal with the fuselage: closing it up, assembling the engines, and the landing gear itself. The next entry will cover the wings and weaponry, and then we’ll do a final write-up on the completed build.
This is the first post in my Su-35 build. I introduce the kit and my review rules, and look at what you get in the box.
I got fed up splitting elastic thread to rig the Mikasa, so I’ve put that to one side for the moment and decided to start the next build instead. I wouldn’t normally have two open at once, but as I’m really excited about this one and was just going to do a rush job of Mikasa to get to it, it seemed a better plan. I fancied a nice, relaxing, jet build.
So, I got Kitty Hawk’s new Su-35 in 1/48. Makes sense, right?