Patrick Hagelstein All of those kits have their benefits and 'shortcomings'.
Hasegawa: Can be built for cat launch and is well engineered but fiddly in places.
Fujimi: Can also be built for cat launch but is just a little bit less detailed than the Hasegawa one but builds up more easily.
FineMolds: The wings are closed up but everything else can be built opened up for a maintenance scene. Overall better detailed but the panel lines need some getting used to. As with the Hasegawa one this kit doesn't come with weapons but if you get the extra weapons set this is the set with the most modern weapons and a great LTS pod.
Overall all these three kits build up really nice with varying effort and can be turned into detailed masterpieces just OOB. Let's see what GWH and Academy come up with hopefully this year!
2. August 2018, 13:44
Cuajete Thanks Patrick!
I forgot that also Academy release a new mold. Good news!
Weapons set you mention is from FineMolds?
2. August 2018, 18:46
Patrick Hagelstein Yes, it's FP31 which numbers directly in between FP30, the older type F-14A and FP32, this mid 90's edition.
2. August 2018, 18:52
Cuajete Thanks again Patrick. You think this set is better than Eduard's weapon sets? (Phoenix, AIM-9, AIM-7...)
2. August 2018, 18:59
Patrick Hagelstein I haven't seen the Eduard set in person but for injected styrene the FineMolds set is really crisp.
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