The Spirit has arrived.
I admire this plane much, no doubt about it, and never build it as a model before, and heard only good things about the new Modelcollect`s release, and pretty much that`s the story... i hooked. I could say that i`m on a great Northrop wave along with my other build of the F-23A. I`m just about sure of the title - the Spirit of NY, cause one i definitely love this state and two - because of the plane`s previous nicknames (before the Block 30 upgrades) "The Shady Lady" and "The Ghost".
About the kit - hmmm, not the perfect kit, but keeping in mind its simplicity - i gotta make it real good. There is plenty of plastic in the surfaces; they are very thick, which will make the thinning of the trailing edges way easier. Cause they do need thinning if you want to make them perfect. The plastic is from a very good quality indeed, besides from the enormous panel lines, but they can be easily improved too. The manual is a complete waste of money in my opinion. The colorful glossy pages are a nice approach, but for what - only to show the 1-color paint scheme?! And it looks so thick, because the pages are thick (very), and not that it has plenty of pages. The decals offer 3 airframes:
Just an overview of the parts - nothing exceptional for a 1/72 scale kit. Packaging - 10 out of 10 - a huge box stuffed with sprues and parts - large and tiny, and it is a 1/72 kit.
And some proper enjoyment of the dimensions along with the fuselage of the 1/48 F-23
Plenty of space for weathering....
Edited by F`s are my favs, 23 May 2018 - 03:36 PM.