There is also a gap at the rear where the top and bottom are secured together on the flanks in front of the horizontal stabilizers. These are shown squeezed together in the picture below, the joint’s gap however isn’t that hard to fix. You need to firmly place the halves together and then after both sides are glued simply smooth over with putty and then rescribe the lines you will lose from the putty. When you think about it a bit of proper “modelling” and you will be left with the rest of the kit which goes together very nicely with no real other seam areas to deal with except maybe the intakes underneath which require some filler to smooth out the gaps.
Again, the interior detail of the original isn’t 100% correct – but Eduard have added a Photo Etched ring inside to further detail this area – this is an improvement over the original by quite a bit.
the old and the new - can you guess which one is which? Of course the brassin is on the right
To think once you would have been happy for these parts! Not any more these old kit bits are goooone
Sprue C contains the horizontal tail surfaces which again are excellent in surface detail and shape. You have the option of positionable flying surfaces with this tail and like the wings, tails and ventral fins these are well detailed and should weather up very nicely.
The decals held to the light to show detail and minimal carrier film