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Pretty much anything from Tamiya is the easiest answer.

March 20 2017 at 6:20 PM
Mrockhill  (Login type99)
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Response to Recommendations--- An easy 1/48 aircraft build for a beginner

There are many other great kits that build wonderfully but pretty much Tamiyas entire catalog of aircraft are pretty well engineered, fairly accurate and very respectably detailed, even excellent in many cases. Their earlier kits are a generation or so behind the rest with mixed raised and recessed panel detail but still very buildable. I think these are confined to their early Japanese subjects like their ki-84 Frank, j2m Raiden and all their zeroes except the more recent a6m3/3a type22 and a6m5/5a which are the nicest zeroes in 1/48.

Aside from that you can google kit reviews if a particular subject interests you and see if there are any prevalent issues.

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