Scott Dutton Beautiful work, and outstanding photography. What camera setup do you use?
30. January, 06:52
Tim Heimer Good point Scott! Good use of camera also!
30. January, 15:12
Los Kelly Thanks guys
Hi Scott/Tim. Camera is just a Galaxy S9 phone camera! Taken in a homemade plasticard designed photo box (floor, sides and back) which I have next to my build bench to quicky capture images for build logs. Overhead lighting was just a couple of overhead desk lights. These actually came out a lot better than expected....which was nice
Olivier Any more pictures ? I have this kit in storage but until now did not dare tackle it.
29. November 2019, 11:27
Los Kelly Its a beautiful kit Oliver and one of my favourite builds of the last 7 years. I did have slight warpage on my chassis out of the box but this was remedied with soaking in hot water. There is a few more pics on my page smallislandmodels.blogspot.com but I will dig out some more pics and post them up
29. November 2019, 22:30
Olivier Thanks a lot for the link. I like the way you explain and illustrate.
Los Kelly Far more dimensionally accurate than Trumpeters offering and with crisply moulded parts this comes with a nice one piece moulded chassis. On the face of it looks to be a nice kit but be aware: Almost 90% of the parts are from their 2009 kit #6466 and rather than replace the main floor body molding Dragon have opted for YOU to perform major surgery trimming back the track fender lip to accomodate the shallower ones from the 1943 production model! This is made even harder by the fact there are ZERO guide lines on the molding. There is no tilt provided and the new rear and top panel called out for in the instructions are not a great fit. Due to the major issue above I would give it a score of 6/10
Los Kelly A few dimensional issues and front fender shape is incorrect. Multipart chassis can be tricky to align without additional trimming work on components but overall its not a bad kit. and it comes with a canvas tilt. Overall 7/10