Always loved the P-39. Not sure which one to buy, SH or KH. Will be watching closely. Great work so far.
Dan - Having built (building) both - I'd offer this advice:
The SH kit is a pretty quick build with no engine or any of the nose parts. You get a terrific Eduard PE cockpit (with a funky machine gun fit but maybe that is just me) so you end up with a nice looking bird, without a lot of time to invest.
If you want a fully open P-39, the KH kit offers that option - check out JohnB's build thread. He did the best job on the KH P-39 I've seen and he included a plug to make the fuselage length more accurate. (I said Peterpools earlier - who also does amazing work - but it was JohnB's KH P-39 you will want to check out)
I tried to build mine with the nose open, but found the other panels fit so poorly that closed up they looked horrible, and had such bad fit problems in the nose, that all that detail ended up in the trash and that got closed up too. You can check my build thread, but also check the other SH and KH build threads here. YMMV is all I'll say to that.
(On the other hand, the 1/48 P-39's from Eduard are a dream... Just sayn... )
Edited by CANicoll, 20 January 2018 - 02:14 PM.