Tag Archives: kit

A modern 1/32 P-51 tooling for 30% the price of Tamiya’s kit.  Where were corners cut?  Everywhere.

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A really nice kit, as expected.  Also an opportunity to attempt to reproduce a build that inspired me to do better.

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Nice little kit of a 1980’s Warsaw Pact mainstay.  No major headaches, though it is fiddly in places.

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Not bad for a short-run kit, though it has its moments.  This little Yak-3 required a bit more thought than usual to get it working, as the biggest challenge was the fit of the landing gear bays.

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AMK’s Kfir is a lovely, uncomplicated kit let down by fiddly landing gear.

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For a kit that dates from the 1980s, Tamiya’s HMS Prince of Wales is surprisingly nice.  I backdated it to the ship’s May 1941 configuration at the Denmark Strait.

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The F-14 buildoff left me feeling rather drained, so I opened the kit I had kept the longest.  Like all Wingnuts it presented a curious mix of perfection and (self-inflicted) challenge.

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Tamiya’s F-14 is a joy to build.  AMK’s should not have been released.  Even on parole.

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Is it a stag?  Is it a dragonfly?  Is it an owl?  Tamiya’s He 219 is a really nice little kit.

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This was a very problematic build, though the finished model looks nice.  I screwed mine up, so you don’t have to.  It’s a public service I provide.

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