Curt B Posted January 21, 2021 Share Posted January 21, 2021 Hi All, Well, I have an interesting saga to pass on. The very first model that I got, once deciding, 11 years ago, to get back into models, was the Academy 1/48 F-22A. In fact, the model was a Christmas gift from my in-laws, and since I was a COMPLETE newbie, getting back into the hobby after ~40 years, and I was just learning about aftermarket stuff, I bought just about every aftermarket item that was available for this kit, including Eduard and a bunch of Aries stuff, which was before I learned how fussy Aries fits can be. I still have that F-22A, but have yet to begin building it. Subsequent to getting the Academy kit, I have also gotten the 1/48 Hasegawa F-22. I'm curious about what you all think about whether the Hasegawa kit would significantly benefit from aftermarket items, or whether it is detailed enough to build out of the box. I don't want to go crazy with aftermarket as I did with the Academy kit, but I was thinking about possibly getting the Eduard Big Ed set, which appears pretty comprehensive, but is about the same cost as the kit itself. In particular from those of you who may have built this kit both ways, OOB and with significant aftermarket items, what would you suggest? I know we are all individuals, and what we like is very much an individual thing, but I'm curious about your thoughts. I've read over the years that even OOB, the Hasegawa is pretty decent. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your input! Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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