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well im about to build the epic revell 1/32 super bug, from reports on here and other forums, the build is not that good, there are concerns about the landing gear and the shape, well this will be nearly OOB

as im worried about the landing gear legs been very flimsy, so im going to build her in flight, kindly i have a donated pilot and some nice decals (as the kits ones look a bit thick)

so here we go.....

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Mark I will be watching as I have one of these on pre-order here in the US.

 

I have downloaded the kit instructions and it does look like an intense build.

 

Very interested in how it builds up.

 

Dan

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Indeed, please do keep us up to date on the real goings on of the build. Seeing it built first hand is always a good thing, and IMHO one of the best ways to determine if it is as bad as some reports make it out. 

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OK so unlike most kits this starts with the engines. 

This kit worries me on page 1, how many kits instructions tell you to remove flash!! its a new kit FFS

 

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then they tell you to file down surfaces, now i may be wrong but if your making a kit, surely youd make it fit rather then ask the builder to file bits down?

 

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so moving on to my build, as mines going to be inflight, i need to insert some 4mm tubing into the jet pipes, so off comes the end of the rotor head

 

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the tube was then glued in place with epoxy, sadly i couldnt push them in further because it would foul the tail plane fixture. However the fit is so tight on the engine face and the exhaust and ive packed this with epoxy, it will never move

 

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1 hour ago, Mark M said:

 

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And yes, on a brand new kit, that kind of drawing in the instructions is definitely more than a bit concerning.   Heck even full resin kits dont have you cutting notches and sanding down whole bulkheads to make things fit.  

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Is that a first? I don't remember any kit having that as part of the instructions. 

 

But I guess they at least owned up to it and tried to help us build it so it actually fits, rather than keeping it a surprise and leaving us to deal with the trial and error of fitting ill-fitting parts...

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from the small amount ive done there is 0% tolerance in the pieces fitting together

 

so i think im going to get the dremmel out and sand these bulkheads down well

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