Old 1/72 Novo Fairey Barracuda

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    #1 aircro, Jan 20, 2011
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    I recently purchase, between the other, this old kit (I expected Frog box not Novo bag, but nevermind). Everything You wanna know about Barracuda, except Wikipedia, is this books:
    Warpaint 35
    Profile 240 and
    Torpedo Bomber Fairey Barracuda, publisher Akustik, Harkow 1992.(Language is russian cyrilic)
    Span of the kit is ok - Barracuda in 1/72 should be 208.2mm, and wing shape is also ok, but lenght is not - it is 3mm to long - not 168.2mm.
    Another problem with fuselage is - on widest place is 15.5mm not 13.5mm wide. Anyway that can be solvable. Decals - disaster. P.S. Lot of flash, not problem to me.
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    Already shotened fuselage, one uper wing is also scribed
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    Except
    Warpaint 35
    Profile 240 and
    Torpedo Bomber Fairey Barracuda, publisher Akustik, Harkow 1992.(Language is russian cyrilic)(and drawings have wrong wing span 14.50m instead 14.99m)
    there is also
    Scale Aviation Modeller International Volume 5 Issue 5 1999. with mr R.J.Caruana 1/72 drawings.
     
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    Can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
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    Should be interesting!
     
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    i've found in the past that you will need to replace the transfers as those from the novo kits break up in water,
     
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    But of course;), I just must decide Atlantic or Pacific area and that markings ain't the same as Spec.Hobby or MPM.
     
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