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My own comparisons...

August 1 2012 at 4:00 AM
Denis  (Login denisvanb)
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Response to Ok, thanks for the comparison

Mustang nose is designed to contain a Packard V12 engine, and the new Airfix model nose is a bit too rounded to cover the cylinder heads.... it should have a more squared top section at the level of the first exhaust pipe.
Compare with photos of real Mustangs with checkered nose taken from front to visualize the shape !
Most Mustang kits are too circular at this point. The best in 1/72 is the Hasegawa, even Tamiya is too rounded, Airfix slightly more, Academy is worse, and the Revell B model also suffers even more from this problem. I will not speak of older kits... but he old Monogram B model is quite good !
A bit of Milliput can cure this, but you need to be very careful...
It is not really an obtrusive problem, except maybe for the expert eye, you only see it when searching for it on the Airfix kit.

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