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Bomber_County, Rick, here's a quick look in the box. It's full to say the least. The kit is 1/35 scale and has a full interior, working suspension and tracks.

 

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Inside that inner box is the upper hull and turret molded in clear.

 

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I wish the ZM clear fuselage bits were that clear. There's very few ejector pin marks and same for flow marks.

 

The other parts have really sharp details as well.

 

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The pins are for the working track links. Thankfully they include a jig. I'm still trying to build Modelkasten tracks for my Firefly that are well, fiddly.

 

The instructions look to be reasonably decent. They're a book at 52 pages long.

 

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Lastly, comparing the box size to the Dragon kit of the same subject:

 

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I don't know how the construction will go but I'm suitably impressed by the level of detail they've put into the kit. I got mine from Lucky Model with free air shipping where just noticed they've got sprue shots up now.

 

http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=RF-5016

 

 

Hope that helps.

 

Carl

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GOOD GOD MAN !!.......Harv

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Part 2

 

The conversion kit has arrived in the country, but stuck in customs. Should have it in a week or so, watch this space.................

 

AT LAST. I have wonderful AIMS kit in my hands. Now I understand what you guys are going on about. 

 

Thanks a million ones again everybody that made this happen. I will  get pics up when the wife returns. She a better camera phone.

 

The workmanship is phenomenal , I am going to tuck everything safely away until I have practiced a bit more with resin. THIS kit needs all the best attention. It is so fantastic. 

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Here are the pics of the whole set. The books I obtained myself from Thrift books at $3.75. A man must research you know. 

 

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For the night fighters in particular, I'd highly recommend the Dai-Nippon Kaiga (Aero Detail) book, or the Squadron/Signal Bf 110 walk around, or possibly both.

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Kudos to Rog for making it happened  :m0152:

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After the finding of a reasonably cheap fully complete ITC Staggerwing, I just found a brand new box of the Nitto/Doyusha Akatombo floatplane for 40 dollars!

 

Now, I just hope my MiG-19S will finally arrive... I found one in Germany whereas it seems they have totally disappeared from the surface of earth... !?!

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I got home in time today to meet the postman who had thus for me:

 

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I've finally got a replacement for one of my grail kits. While taking a quick look through the box, I noticed a couple things. Having bought both in Canada, the new release cost me as much as my original one that came out in 1994. Yet, the old one was at least ¥12,000 cheaper (¥27,800 for the original one, ¥39,800 for the new one. Weird inflation math or something?

 

The other thing is that Tamiya includes a colour chart for their new lacquer paints. There's 60 listed along with a reference/conversion chart to their current acrylic and enamel paints as well as their spray cans.

 

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Carl

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