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The big three Mustang kitmakers

Zoukei-Mura

Revell of Germany,

Tamiya F-51

We’re looking them over, building all three at the same time, documenting the good, the bad, and the ugly. And there’s much of the first, and a bit of the other two.  
Any guesses which one comes out on top?  
The results will surprise you.  I’m not a panels open guy, I don’t like toylike features, and I like having both tails  All three manage to pick my butt at times  

 

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What will be your judging criteria? Accuracy? Level of detail? Value? I look forward to seeing your results - I have two of the three in the stash.

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I really hope you meant to write 'kick'...

3 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

All three manage to pick my butt at times

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What's the focus and who are 'we'? Interesting to see the detailed outcome. I have the ZM MK.IV boxing and hope for a trouble less buttoned up build soon.

Cheers Rob

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A. Uract, to me, is in the eye of the beer holder.  All three kits have been praised for their accuracy, but there ARE differences, mostly with the stuff under the skin.

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I didn’t have good luck with the fit of the Revell kit parts.  Scoop, interior structure was too wide and I had to sand it down to fit inside the fuselage.  Bad gaps on wing parts, etc...  

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22 hours ago, ScottsGT said:

I didn’t have good luck with the fit of the Revell kit parts.  Scoop, interior structure was too wide and I had to sand it down to fit inside the fuselage.  Bad gaps on wing parts, etc...  

I took specific care with the Revell by sanding the internal structure to the point of where I had to shim it up to fit the joined halves. Just like doing a resin kit. I was able to keep close clearances with the fit of the wing and scoop that way.

I did use a Yahu panel on the Revell, simply because I had one and wanted to try it. 
 

So far so good for all. 

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21 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

ZM is impressing me.

Revell is astonishing me.

Tamiya is making me scratch my head.

Interesting to read that. 

I've only built the Dragon P-51 so will be curious to see more of this. 

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5 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

ZM is impressing me.

Revell is astonishing me.

Tamiya is making me scratch my head.

That is surprising...

Because the Revell Fw-190 kit to me is a real head-scratcher. Wish Tamiya would do one...

S

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