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I'm curious as to which is the better kit. I have the Must Have kit but am undecided whether or not to get the ICM version. Do any of you have some info? Thanks in advance. 

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A model in the hand is worth two on a website.  That being said, the latest ICM kits are pretty nice, but definitely not Tamiya quality.   I'd at least have a good look at the kit you already have first...  maybe dry fit the main parts.

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15 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

A model in the hand is worth two on a website.  That being said, the latest ICM kits are pretty nice, but definitely not Tamiya quality.   I'd at least have a good look at the kit you already have first...  maybe dry fit the main parts.

Agreed Gaz. :)

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I think I will get the Must Have kit and the ProModeler kit out and compare, etc. We'll see how that goes and then I'll decide yea or nay on getting a ICM kit.

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5 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Looking forward to which one you select John.....

I don't plan to build it any time soon Phil. Just trying to get the info together. :)

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I don't have a ICM kit to compare to the MH kit but here are some photos of the MH part trees, etc. Just looking at the unassembled parts it appears this is a really nice kit with lots of resin parts and some PE also. The panel lines on the wings and fuselage are a bit "deep" but not all that bad in my opinion. As you can see, you can build either version of the gun-nose a/c plus either the early or late canopy. I haven't seen a review on a built up kit so far. Just eyeballing the fuselage halves it appears to have the same width as the ProModeler kit. ( To be honest I never really thought the ProModeler/Monogram fuselage was too wide. It always looked okay to me.) For now I will pass on getting a ICM kit. Hmmmmmm.....ve vill see!

I don't plan to start on this just yet but it IS on my list of "to build".

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  • JohnB changed the title to ICM A-26 vs Must Have A-26 PHOTOS

Thanks for that ! I must live in a vacuum as I had never heard of the 'Must Have' kit. I do have the ICM kit but it's not on my immediate build list yet.

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3 hours ago, Old Dog said:

Thanks for that ! I must live in a vacuum as I had never heard of the 'Must Have' kit. I do have the ICM kit but it's not on my immediate build list yet.

You are welcome. :)

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