My comment is that it’s a great value for the price, and it’s a very good kit.
Flaps: yes, my flaps have some sink marks, however I think they will be easily filled. I’m a big boy and have been modeling long enough that I can deal with it.
Cowling: have no idea what the problem supposedly is with this. It’s molded as part of the fuselage halves, so there is no fit problem.
Guns: they made a separate leading edge insert with the gun barrels so there is no seam to deal with as there would be if the barrels and blast tubes were split between the upper and lower wings. The insert fits along panel lines, so the issue is making sure it lines up with just enough gap to mimic all the other panel lines, or just putty the wing smooth and it won’t be an issue. It’s not a detail or inaccuracy issue.
Personally, I have no real need to buy any of the replacement parts as I’m fine with the kit parts. I did buy the Eduard PE interior and seat belts to add to the details (especially the IP), not because the kit parts were wrong or bad. Also got the Eduard exhausts, as I was too lazy to drill out the kit ones, and also the wheels so I wouldn’t have to mess with the seam in the tread. Again, just more detail, no knock on the kit parts.
I would offer that if you have the kit, just open it up and look at it and decide if you want to replace anything or not. Everyone has their own opinion on what details they want to enhance, if anything. Also, not to put too fine a point on it, but what are the options? Realistically only the Tamiya kit costing 3-4 times as much. The Dragon, old Hasegawa, and really old Monogram kits don’t come close to the new Revell kit.
Edited by Dave Williams, 24 February 2018 - 07:58 PM.