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Re: Really? What I've heard has been pretty positive... what am I missing?

May 12 2012 at 6:56 PM

Dave Sherrill  (Login davesherrill)
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Response to Really? What I've heard has been pretty positive... what am I missing?

Hi Lynn,
I'm currently working on the HB 1/48 262A-1a/U3 kit and I have to say the molding is top notch. I've yet to run across any ejector pin marks that might be visible and would need filling. All the sprue attachment points are on the mating surfaces of the fuselage halves so clean up is easy. No sink marks or flash that I've noticed anywhere. There is riveting detail but it is quite subdued. Fit of the fuselage halves is very good. I've just finished the cockpit and while it's a notch below Tamiya's in terms of fit and detail, it's still quite good. I've had to remove locating pins in some places to get a better fit. The left and right cockpit console parts do not have a good fit and I needed to remove the locating bits and apply some MS500 to get a clean looking join. The instrument panel decal is a laugh and I ended up punching some Airscale instrument decals instead. I'm using an Ultracast seat.
I haven't tried joining the fuselage halves with all the interior bulkheads in place, but I don't anticipate any significant problems. I hope HB comes out with a 262B. But, if I'm building an A-1a or A-2a I would go with Tamiya.

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