- Flight #288
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- Location: Fife, Scotland
The good is the level of detail and the finesse with which both have been printed. On the 'Jake' not only is there a control column but the instrument panel is printed as well.
The 'Dave' comes in eight sections: the fuselage and the wing centre sections; the two outer wing pairs (the struts and rigging are printed with the wing sections); the prop; the centre float; the two wing floats; and a machine gun. It is hard to see what cockpit detail there is as the pilot's position is underneath the top wing centre section.
The 'Jake' comes - I think*- in six parts: the fuselage, wings and floats; the prop; the canopy; a couple of bombs on bomb racks; and a machine gun.
The bad. Delivery took over six weeks and although the two boxes were well packed that length of delivery provided plenty of opportunity to treat the models like a pair of maracas. Hence the "I think*" because the 'Jake' suffered particularly and I have had to scratch-build the float struts and rigging. Paper clips and florists' wire to the rescue.
Another not-so-good aspect - although not a major issue - is that the resin is not full cured. A couple of days on a window sill in direct sunlight will solve the problem, although we are not getting a vast amount of sun in Scotland at the moment!
Both models are recommended and the 'Jake' in particular is a vast improvement on the Minicraft kit, although that is not hard!
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