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Gday everyone, first build post from me in a LOOOOOONG time. Let's see if I can finish this one! Roden's T-28 came up cheap on internet auction site, and was promptly added to the stash. A current mood mojo of 1/48 trainers saw the trojan making it's way promptly to the bench. The kit is.... rough. Very nice detailing, albeit buried under plenty of flash. HEAVY scribed panel lines, ordinary fit and the decals. Ugh the decals. More on them later. I'm using photo bucket for pic transfer and I'm not sure how the quality of the pics will be on these pages. Comments on that and the model are welcomed. Jumping straight in, the cockpit was fine. Masking tape seatbelts and plastic buckles were hastily thrown together, otherwise all OOTB.Trial fit of the windscreen and nose bowl. Filler applied to wing joints. Canopies on, and seams smoothed. Fit here wasn't terrible. Just some simple sanding of mating surfaces to get everything lined up and it looked pretty good. Canopies closed on this build, i want to keep this one simple. First proper fun, the flight controls. Ailerons and flaps are separate parts, allowing them to be posed as the builder likes. The instructions advise on different parts needed to assemble the flaps in the up position but fail to mention that a brief lesson in 5th dimensional physics will be needed to get the parts to actually fit correctly. Break out the coarse carborundum paper! And of course the parts didnt match up in plan form either. Inboard edge of ailerons shimmed to fit. More soon, thanks for reading! Denzil
First, let me start off by saying that this is NOT a review by me. I am wholly unqualified to put off such a thing, as I am just getting back into model building after decades of not building for various reasons. Anyway, I just happened upon a review like none I have ever seen before, and believe me, over the last 6 months, all I have been doing is researching the kits I hope to build. So I found this Korean page, giving the most thorough and detailed review I have ever seen. The review has more than a dozen photos of the aircraft depicted in the kit, from inside the cockpit, in-flight, and close ups of just about every part of the real aircraft in LARGE high quality images. This is sort of a "one stop shop" review for anyone trying to build as close as possible to the actual helicopter. Here is the link, which you will probably need to translate, but the pictures speak for themselves! Hope this helps, and definitely enjoy! https://www.themodellingnews.com/2019/04/in-boxed-135th-scale-usmc-ah-1z-shark.html?m=1 The rest you will have to see for yourself! If you are going to build this bird, or you just have a love of helicopters, copy the link and bookmark it, or better, download all the photos while they are available, you never know when it may be taken down for some reason. Hope this helps, enjoy guys! Anthony
Hello all, These are my hornets I've been slowly working on lately. Im new to the scene and would appreciate any feedback or tips on how I can improve as an aircraft modeller. let me know what you think. thanks.