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United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 12:47 AM UTC
New from GWH comes a highly detailed kit of the single-seat F-15C air superiority fighter, with revised tooling for the forward fuselage to address concerns raised about their original quarterscale 2-seater.

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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 03:28 AM UTC
Just a fantastic review. Well written, and very detailed in your explanation of the kit. The 45 pictures really show off all the detail that is simply amazing. Some of the electronic bays and sidewalls rival resin AM ones for their complexity and details.

The Aces11 seat really needs to be replaced by any number of AM offerings as most come with full harness and belts.

The two engines are better left as just plug ins for the interior of the fuselage, as the odds are they're generic in scope. The intake blades are incrediable. I can't remember ever seeing injected molded ones where the blades have any real separation.

The only issue that I've heard from others who are true rivet counters is that the exhaust cans are too long as are the Aires cans, but there is already a few fixes online to deal with that issue. Also the actuating rods for the turkey feathers seem to be on the thick side. Other then that, the cans looks extremely well detailed.

I've priced this kit out and Sprue Brothers has it for $90 while Lucky Models from Japan has it for just $60. Surprisingly shipping is about the same at around $18, so as Rowan said, this kit is rather expensive. But if Tamiya released it, I'm sure that it would be well above the $100 mark.