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Hi ok so I ordered a gundam as some relief from the Cutty Sark bare with me, after scanning the stash for some light relief nothing took my fancy so I ordered a gundam (never built one before and it looked fun)

Would be delivered by the 6th, now it's the 30th rescan of the stash, hey I've never built a helicopter before, how hard could that be, might even be fun.

Answer very hard, anyway onwards and upwards.

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Off to a nice start. Wicked machine.

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Well this was supposed to be light relief from the Cutty Sark I think I will be doing the Cutty as light relief from this. What an awful kit I thought sorting the mistakes my brother did on the Cutty was a challenge that was a walk in the park.

Anyway here is progress so far.

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Anyway what a load of rubbish this kit is (wish I hadn't started it)

After herculean efforts to get the landing gear pods to fit I thought I had it then after priming the b#$$%y thing pinged apart again.

The cockpit glass is a stupid 3 part thing which I managed eventually to glue together only to find after priming it had pinged apart again (I only hope that was after the primer and the cockpit isn't full of primer.

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Kits like this should be banned.

I like to think I'm an ok modeller but I'm really struggling with this pig of a kit, if I were a youngster with no experience in modelling I would have given up and probably never touched a kit again.

Dont these kit manufacturers realise when they release a kit like this they're shooting themselves in the foot, every new modeler is potentially lost with a kit like this.

I'm just glad I decided before I started building it I was going to depict it blowing up.

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Hi all did some work on the explosion and added some decals

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Hoping it will look a bit like this (maybe not so big)


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Yep some kits are just pigs, no amount of lipstick will make them look good.  You need to find out how old a kit is.  The early Academy molds really suck while the later are much much better.  I recently finished a Academy 1/72 scale F/A 18 and it was a very nice kit. 

I see it's diving into the toilet.   Saw a YouTube video where a guy got so fed up, he stuck a model car in a blender and turned it on. 

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Hi all nearing the explosion.
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