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  •  It's a decent kit... (3+ / 0-)
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    markdd, lazybum, Otteray Scribe

    ...speaking as a former member of IPMS(UK)!

    Although I do fear that the gentleman concerned might have overpaid...the kit is no Novo disaster from a worn-out Frog mould.

    (Remind me to tell you how I bought three CASES of Novo Sea Furies - quite good quality, for the time - at around 50c each kit, shipped them to the US, and sold them at the 1979 IPMS Convention in Phoenix for around $10 each! By the end of the Convention, I could have sold them for $30!)

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 02:13:43 PM PST

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    •  Williams Brothers have a reputation (2+ / 0-)
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      Otteray Scribe, shortfinals

      for being fiddly things to put together.  I'm learning the skills to tackle their C-46.  I'm working on an Airfix 1/72 OS2U Kingfisher right now.  For a 1967 release it's not too bad.  The only real oddities are the truncated aircrew, the pilot has no feet and the gunner only has a head, arms and upper torso.

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 02:52:06 PM PST

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      •  Normal injection moulding for the 1950/60 period.. (0+ / 0-)

        ..when crafting a stainless steel mould. 'Flash was always a problem, plus 'ZERO interior with your Zero' syndrome! Multi-part mouldings were almost unheard of, so when Airfix wanted to release a Hawker Demon, they butchered their existing Hart mould shudder

        'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

        by shortfinals on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 04:58:00 PM PST

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