Here we go: while the Tamiya Corsair was big news, this here's some really B I G news:
All 39", 577 pieces, and 800,000 engraved rivets of it (and I wouldn't be surprised if the literal rivet-counter reference were meant to be a little funny).
What's kool is that the fuselage halves and locking wings are presented in such a way that the kit practically shouts "MOCK ME UP":
Wiild stuff, full catwalks and cockpit and gun bays, and as you see, the separate upper fuselage sections not only make for easier modification between versions, but also for a removable section to show off interior detail. There's also a small screw-in wall anchor that grabs into the plane by its bomb bay so you can hang it that way if you have absolutely nowhere else for it. Surface detailing is actually quite fine and handled with a fair amount of finesse.
No way should you cheat your groceries or your mortgage, but if you're able to work out the 300 or so dollars and this is your kind of thing, odds are decent you won't be sorry. Doesn't so much steal Tamiya's thunder as roll in a mighty cacophony of its own...
Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 04 August 2013 - 07:42 PM.