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  1. Njaco

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    Walked down to my local hobby shop (a block away - Jeez, I love this town!) and while rumaging through the kits found this little kit. Never knew Testors made planes besides the paint and was curious. And the price was right for a 1/48 kit. Can anybody tell how it builds out and any problems?

    Oh and the big question is can anybody tell me why I HAD to get this jet? :)
     

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    I've had the Testors Me 321 He 111z and they went together fairly nicely, did not have any issues with them so hopefully it spilled over onto their other kits.

    Now in regards to your 2nd question, the answer obviously is "because".
     
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    #4 Wayne Little, Jul 30, 2010
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    Built one a looooooong time ago, pretty basic not too bad considering it's age. Compared to the Dragon release it's Chalk and Cheese...

    and "because" is right!!:lol:
     
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    Testors kits seem to be sparse in detail (To me) and sometimes don't have great fits. If your willing to add extra detail it will make a great model.

    Ask Guttorm he built on in 10 minutes :lol: (IIRC)

    From the review Jack posted

     
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    Jet? JET!!! Horror of all horrors! You should be drawn, half-hung quartered! :evil: :lol:
     
  7. Njaco

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    [email protected], yer right!!!

    Rocket, powered egg,zoomy thingy.

    I had to get this because one such member would have killed me if I didn't! :)
     
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    I believe that kit is from the old Hawk molds.
    Ed
     
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    Ed's got it right. It was a rare Hawk kit back in my youth. Also. as said the detail is very sparse.
     
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    If i see this kit, i know i am young to the modeling, because i never seen it before; but i built in the past the Cessna Skymaster and so the fit will be good. Gooud Luck and stay us informed .

    greets Thomas
     
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    A lot of the old Hawk kits, tough basic, were good overall, especially for the time, and allow a lot of scope for scratch-building etc. I should have some pics and layout drawings of the cockpit if you need them Chris.
     
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    Its not something I'm gonna do at the moment. Just collecting! :)

    Gotta gear up for the BoB Group Build. Still haven't figured out what plane - I mean what Hurricane.
     
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    I know what you mean Chris. I've got two 'emils' to do in 1/32nd, but want to add the Ju88 for the Czech museum, and another Hurricane. Time and space won't allow though.....I think......
     
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    Built that kit years ago. Very simple build OOB and, as the guys say, pretty sparse in detail in the cockpit.
     
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    So, you've become one of those, have you now.....a collector? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:





    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Yeah always have been, always will. Jan, can you tell me why I had to get this kit? :)
     
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    Because of the egg shape, you love scrambled eggs! :lol:
     
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    look closer to the box art.....
     
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    It's number '13' ........
     
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