Friday, December 28, 2012

Military aircraft vol.50

Subject: Curtiss P40M Kittyhawk
Manufacturer: Hobbyboss

Comments: Injection molded kit with 4 light grey sprues and 1 clear parts sprue. Decals for 2 different aircraft, 1 british (no.112 Sqn, RAF) and 1 american (75th FS, 23rd FG, 13th AF, 1943).

This is the new line of easy assembly kits from Hobbyboss, but now in 1/48 scale. There are 32 grey plastic parts and 2 clear parts, with nice injection and no flash. Bellow you see some pictures of the sprues and the nice detail of the moldings.

The decals are in perfect register and Hobyboss make the best decals i have seen in a production kit.

I usually don´t mesuare the time i need to build a kit, but since this is an easy kit, i decided to check if it is so easy as said. Fit is good at the fuselage, but not so nice in the wing to fuselage junction. Some putty was needed to fill the gap here. I found no other problems.

Here are some details of the construction:

And here is the kit completed:

It took me 15hs and 25min to build, almost the time i need to build any other kit. The result looks nice to me, but if you want more detail, this is not your ideal kit.

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