Author: Greg Goheen
Unfortunately there is no selection for zero stars, otherwise I would have selected this option.This kit is truly awful and a waste of money. Don't let the massive contents of the kit fool you either, as the only thing worthwhile in this kit is the decals. The fit is horrible throughout and even the full engine is a piece of garbage. Here's the run-down on why you shouldn't waste your money on this crap kit:1.) The wing bay canons that supposedly allow the modeler to display them do not fit. No matter how much test fitting is done they are too large and interfere with the wing joint.2.) The wheel bay spar is another awful fit in which, once again, the builder cannot close the wing halves together as it's so poorly engineered.3.) The fuselage halves do fit, with some patience and persistence, although be sure you have plenty of putty/filler to take care of the seams.4.) The PE parts included are minimal, at best, and don't add in the least to the detail the builder has to remove from the molded plastic to use them.5.) The canopy masks are pure junk, as they only partially mask the canopy and require filler, either tape or liquid masking medium to fully fill in. Seriously, what's the point? If you're going to supply cheap masks like this just go ahead and make your own by cutting Tamiya tape to fit!6.) The bombs/ordinance appear, at first, to be comprehensive but are quite limited and rather cumbersome to build with flimsy, poor fitting PE fins. Likewise, the PE braces between each fin will have you going blind to install.Again, the only real highlight of the kit are the decals. However, I don't think paying $34 or more dollars for decals is worth it and Eduard truly needs to send this kit back to engineering to really make it worthwhile. Stick with the Tamiya kit on this one, even the old Dragon/DML versions, as my copy found it's way to the bottom of the trash when only halfway through it. With any hope it's buried at the landfill now. Extremely poor quality...buyer beware!!!!!