Wednesday, 5 December 2012

It's a bit of a carrot! A look at the MB 326

Yep, I've had all the remarks.  But the orangeness is all part of the charm of this particular model.  You'd be right to think that this is from the Italeri kit in 1/48 scale.  But did you know that this tooling dates back to almost thirty years ago? Originated by Esci back in 1983, it features crisp mouldings, recessed panel lines and sharp rivet detail.  But it is a bit disappointing in the cockpit area.  To overcome this there is only one option - the very nice Oz-Mods cockpit set.  It needs very little work.  The cockpit tub just drops into the fuselage. "But" I hear you say "there aren't any guns!" Actually, this type of craft was operated by the Argentine air force and carried out an attack on the Royal Navy during the Falklands War. Gun and rocket pods were added as needed. Check it out, very topical.

Finally, I'd like to say one thing about this kit.  Terrific fun, get one!

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