SJPONeill Posted July 26, 2008 Share Posted July 26, 2008 Rather than confuse things with the image I posted on Lee White's build, it's probably more useful to everyone to start off another thread for this build. This thing is big, big enough to give most post offices a hernia and the first hurdle we had to handle was finding someone to ship this beast from the UK to New Zealand with charging the national debt - the first quote Ian got was a massive 384 UK pounds (the kit itself is 'only' 300!) and we had to learn all about volumetric versus actual weights, that is, the kit weighs 5kg but its volumetric weight (Width x length x height) was 20.8kg. Finally by shopping around (there is a massive diffference in costs between the various companies) and cutting the kit down, Ian got it down to 8.8kg and the journey began. It was delivered into the caring hands of NZ Customs who gave it a nice home and fed it well until I paid its ransom and it was delivered to sunny Waiouru - fortunately the snows didn't conspire to hinder its travel. What's in the box? 2-3 acres of thick white vacformed plastic. Resin and white metal parts for cockpit, landing gear and other bits'n'pieces. One (only one) clear cavopy in vacformed plastic. A large decal sheet for XH588 and the 16 of 25 Certificate of Authenticity Instructions are on a number of A4 sheets and these make it quite clear that this is not a shake'n'bake kit and the builder will need to do their own research on detail which is cool until such time as Trumpter release a 1/32 V Bomber set. Am I happy with it? Absolutely although it's size has caused some temporary domestic discord... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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