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REVIEW
1:48 Bamboo Bomber
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 08:41 AM UTC


Czech Model have produced a nice 1:48 scale model of the Cessna UC-78/JRC-1/T-50 Bamboo Bomber. Here's the review of it.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 04:56 PM UTC
Nice review Jean-Luc.
Thanks.
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 08:35 PM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

Nice review and, despite the wheels, I definitely want one!

I was a bit shocked when I checked Hannants for availablity, though - they're quoting more in than it is originally in US$! I hope that's a typo - if the import price really is 56.99 I think that will make a lot of people (including me) think twice...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 08:54 PM UTC
Hi all,


Quoted Text

if the import price really is 56.99 I think that will make a lot of people (including me) think twice...



Ouch! That's indeed a high price. I hope it's a typo...

I have added two links in the review:
- One to the www.cessnat50.org website. Make sure to check the Manual & Info page! There are downloadable .pdf files of original documents. A goldmine if you want to build and detail the kit.
- The other link is courtesy of Dave (thanks a lot again!) and leads to the 24 episodes of "Sky King".

All the best

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 04:18 PM UTC
It seems to me the cross-section of the upper roof corner on the real aircraft is far squarer, with a MUCH flatter roof than on the model, and is a real problem here...

Just the cut-out for the bent shape of the upper door on the kit is abundantly clear about that...:

http://i.pbase.com/g2/49/435649/2/66390656.NUaOo8TI.jpg
http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/reviews/kits/p7hg_img_97/fullsize/BTG_1342_fs.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/g2/49/435649/2/66390657.Ix10NlRi.jpg

The nose is a bit on the long side as well... And look at the sharpness of the upper fuselage contour on the top of the open door here!

http://fly4fun.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/BambooBomber1.jpg

The upper corner looks slightly different here, but still nowhere near the kit:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2741511879_912ca171d1.jpg

We sure keep getting chucked our way some real approximations in 1/48th scale... Or is it a completely different fuselage version?

Gaston



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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 04:24 PM UTC



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