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1/32 RAF SE 5a Hispano - Suiza
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 12:04 AM UTC
Folland's Fighter Supreme.


Roden has carved out another in scale kit of a long neglected variant. Dealing with minor discrepancies she makes up into a great build. While the big companies have ignored us (because WWI aviation makes up less that 10% of all modelers world wide) ‘Roden’ appears to have the pulse of what most of us are looking for. Somebody must be buying them or newer, modern companies would not produce them. With multiple kits sold to a few and singles sold to many, 10,000 potential kit sales world wide is nothing to turn your back on. ‘Roden’ puts out good, inexpensive, well detailed kits. Possibly one of the best allied fighters of 1917-18. . .

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MerlinV
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 09:08 AM UTC
What impecable timing.
I purchased this kit yesterday while shopping for evergreen strip for a TOP SECRET project which will be unveiled at a later stage... I am very impressed with the crisp and clean moulding detail.

This will be built as an OOB quickie as soon as the F1 is complete and has been issued with all the relevant FAA Certs.

Maybe Stephen will let me play in the Big Builds GB

Cheers,

Hugh
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 05:49 PM UTC
Hhhmmm. . . I may have to build this SE 5a w/Hisso as well. At least I won't have to do the radiator from Part of Poland bit. They don't have one in brass!
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 02:32 PM UTC
Excellent news good folk! Mark Hamrick (Guitarlute) has stepped up to the plate and will receive the 1/32 RAF SE 5a w/Hisso.