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Kitty Hawk Su-30MK build review is up!
jgrease
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 01:36 PM UTC
Here's part one of my build review of the Su-30MK in 1/48. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

https://youtu.be/z71vA1b-fAA

John
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 01:07 AM UTC
Good work John and I shall be following this review on YT. Thank you for the link.
Gary
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 12:38 PM UTC
Thanks very much Gary! Part 2 is now up and running - be sure to let me know what you think!

https://youtu.be/FrlT6WKs86o
redcap
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:05 PM UTC
Good progress and review thank you John.

KH have the potential to be amongst the top companies in the hobby (they have some great subjects ) but they persist with sloppy instructions and gimmick features like the (effectively obligatory) open nose cone kit design you mention here. I mean, other than in a sterile hanger scene, when would all the delicate radar avionics be on open display like that - and - with loads of ordnance hanging from the wings...? Leave stuff like that for the aftermarket boys to cater for the one in a hundred modellers who will want the radar dish showing and a pivoting nose cone rather than a clean airframe profile.

Excellent and informative build review; thank you.
Gary
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 02:48 AM UTC
Thanks again Gary - could not agree more! So much wasted potential with great subjects and awful engineering.

John
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 04:11 AM UTC
And here is Part 3 for your review...

https://youtu.be/NPFAtsIW8-U