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hi gang,
 
review samples are out or on their way to the great and the good (including our Jim) :)
 
I have added a pre-order page to the store so orders can be dispatched as soon as we are back in the UK on 6th August - just click the image below..
 
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happy Typhoonery...
 
Peter

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Ok so having had a look (briefly) through the kit, here is what I will wait for before thinking about building it

 

- turned brass gun barrels; the kit ones ask you to take a 0.9mm drill bit and hollow out the barrel ends yourself - now even if you were happy to build OOTB, on a kit this complex I would not expect this; I think this is a bit slack by Airfix

 

- resin wheels; the usual story - resin ones are just cleaner, sharper and have greater detail

 

- Eduard instrument panel; not a fan of decals here, but that's just personal choice; I will wait on seeing the Airscale decals 'in action' and maybe change my mind?

 

- masks for roundels (Maketar probably make some of these already?) and some more schemes

 

- **proper** turned brass landing gear; kit oleos are split in two part, and will have the inevitable seam line; I would also feel more comfortable having something more sturdy given the size of this kit

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Hi Cees

I will leave it to the pros (I am retired!! :) ) but I do think it is a very good kit and am pleased with my purchase

 

Dave hi mate

Yes sadly my canopy had a tiny hairline crack where it attaches to the sprue

I have emailed Airfix (last night) and will let you know what they say

I imagine I am in a long queue!

Cheers

N

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Ok so having had a look (briefly) through the kit, here is what I will wait for before thinking about building it

 

 

 

- **proper** turned brass landing gear; kit oleos are split in two part, and will have the inevitable seam line; I would also feel more comfortable having something more sturdy given the size of this kit

Maybe Ernie G will bless you all with a set.

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Just got my replacement canopy parts from Airfix. Fantastic turnaround, sent them my address on Wednesday and had the parts this morning. The good news is there is no crack. The bad news is the distortion is just as bad and the general appearance is worse. It looks like it has been dipped in Future really badly. Arrived in a sealed bag. You would have thought that they would check the parts before sending. Will be emailing Airfix again.

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I have had the same experience, great service, fast delivery of new parts, the replacements did not have the crack but both had an oval shaped distortion in the rear of the canopy, I've sent an email off to them.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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The kit rocket heads are not as pointed as the Mosquito kit parts, Airfix seem to have fixed that issue. However they are still a little basic OOB so these AM ones will be a great improvement. 

 

The doubled up rockets will indeed look cool Doogs B)

 

Chris

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