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Miniwing's 1/144 Supermarine Attacker FB2

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Miniwing's 1/144 Supermarine Attacker FB2

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Another little gem of a kit from Miniwings. This time, we have the Supermarine Attacker FB2, complete with it's pregnant belly of a fuel tank and a rack of rockets.
The resin is very nicely cast, although some may balk at the rather heavy panel lines. Certainly, I don't believe that having these painted in, with what looks like a marker pen, for the boxart, certainly doesn't do the model any favours.
Provided with the kit is a small fret of photoetch, a length of fine plastic rod and a choice of clear resin, or vacform canopies. For big Jessy Pastries such as I, the resin canopy is more than adequate.

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Of particular note is the decal sheet. Decals from old Miniwings were heavily pixellated, prone to getting scratched and you had to carefully cut out each individual decal from the common sheet.
New Miniwings provides you with decals that are in crisp register, nicely opaque and each one is a separate one, just like on proper, grown-up sheets.
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Just for the record - and this is me being anal - the company's name is "Miniwing" without the 's'. ;)
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Arse! :P

Where'd that apostrophe go? ;)
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Should we be expecting another build article in SAMI, Bruce? :)

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I dislike 'should'.
'Should' always implies imposition...do this, or else!
I prefer 'could'. This implies choice and choice is good. :D
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And more choice is even better.
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Indeed! :D
That looks rather gorgeous.
Perhaps a mask for the canopy?

Of course, it might be worth noting that magazine editors, if in possession of such goodies, will usually include them for review, when they send out the relevant kit. ;)
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That etch looks stunning. Was about to start my Attacker this weekend but you've given me an excellent excuse to put it off! Will have to be the FoxOne Spiteful instead.

Do you know roughly when this might become available, Leszek?

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Cue etch for Spiteful! :D
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Haha. Pram. Toys. Everywhere.

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