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PostPosted: February 13th, 2018, 6:33 pm 
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At first, I just wanted to slap together this very old kit in a "Krap kit GB" - but then I felt more & more sympathy for it,
so I put at least a little effort into it, so I engraved a canopy frame around the clear part, cause there was none on the
clear part.
It can get hard for me, not to make old kits look a little better!

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PostPosted: February 13th, 2018, 6:54 pm 
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Crashpilot wrote:
It can get hard for me, not to make old kits look a little better!

And this is a bad thing? :roll: Don't expect many people around here to agree with that, especially when it results in lovely little models like this one. Very nice work, and every inch a -1 Scooter. Bravo.

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PostPosted: February 13th, 2018, 7:27 pm 
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Tarkas wrote:
Crashpilot wrote:
It can get hard for me, not to make old kits look a little better!

And this is a bad thing? :roll: Don't expect many people around here to agree with that, especially when it results in lovely little models like this one. Very nice work, and every inch a -1 Scooter. Bravo.

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Superb result crash. Turned out really well.

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You have rescued an old kit from oblivion!

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Nicely done Crashpilot :beer: still not a bad kit really considering it's 1958 first release, it's 'hunched back' and XA4D-1 single piece windscreen.
It's still better than the 2012 Airfix A-4B in some ways.
I've been building one of these since 2011, should get on with it I 'spose :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Thanks for all the nice comments, gents!

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