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  1. This is a kit I had been waiting for years. Although the fuselage, wings and all the most important dimensions and shapes look very good, many of the smaller parts are below the level of the rest of the kit. That is why I felt rather disappointed when I really started fiddling with the parts about a year ago. Luckily we've received some nice AM parts after that, the most important being the Neomega resin cockpit with accurate seats. The newest addition is a small PE set for the afterburners. A nice decal sheet from Authentic Decals is available as well. I'll be using all these three products on my build. I'll start with landing gears. They are far from being accurate. Since I don't want to compromise the strength of the main landing gears, I won't do much for the bogeys. They will be hidden behind the wheels anyway and basically look the part. The original position of the gear actuator was a joke. An actuator that starts from the main strut and after a ninety degree turn returns back just can't work as an actuator... Duly corrected. The front landing gear was modified much drastically. I added the torque arm, lengthened the shock strut and modified the actuator and the drag brace. I will shorten the front gear strut since the gear well is way too deep and will be modified as well. Pictures tell more than thousand words: The Trumpeter version. After some modifications
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