Franklin Mint Quality?

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  1. sunnydin

    sunnydin New Member

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    I am new to this site, and modeling. Because of my eyesight failure, I am unable to assemble any models. But, I would like to acquire some WWII aircraft and modern jets; and was wondering about the quality of already assembled models such as Franklin Mint? Are there other companies supplying pre-assembled models. What are the top three contenders?
    I am open for any suggestions and opinions. I would like to stay the scale of 1:48...Thanks for any/all assistance!
     
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    I have a few of the Franklin mint 1/48th and I like them , bad thing about them is the not many new releases , Hobbycraft has some really nice 1/48 and they are more pricey. I like them cuz they are sturdy. No comments on the dust and the stain on the wall please:lol:
     

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    What about the wooden models?
     
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    I have alot of the Franklin Mint aircraft....
    I have that same Spitfire as PbFoot as well as a F-86, P-47, P-40, F-117, and F-16... If you want any pictures just let me know, but they are very good, alot of detail and care goes into them, even though my P-40 has a defective landing gear :lol:
     
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    Franklin Mint stuff is made in China far as I know.
     
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    What's that on the wall?? :shock:
     
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