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GREAT KIT ,CONFUSEING INSTRUCTIONS!!.,
This review is from: Revell 1:72 Scale Avro Lancaster Mk. I/III (Toy)
Well compared to the last Lancaster ( Airfix) that I built way back in 1959, (giving my age away a bit there) this kit absolutely oozes with detail, and 4 weeks in, it is taking me a bit longer than the few hours the first one did!. Overall the fit of the parts is excellent, and there is very little flash to clean up. How ever a few parts do let the kit down, noticeably the machine guns and the wheels, but there are aftermarket sets available to correct this.
But once again my big gripe with Revell is two fold,, The end opening box, every time parts are taken out and put back in they risk being broken, do top opening boxes really cost that much more to produce ? ! . Secondly those instructions !!; From the word go there are question marks everywhere , Revell i want to build a construction kit, not do a quiz show , what is the point of giving options for different variations if you are not going to state which parts are which, does the "Grogs Shot" replica I want to build have the dome just aft of the bomb bay ?, I dont know , the same goes for what pilots seat to use. I get an awful lot of satisfaction from quietly sitting making these models, but now it seems that time is being interrupted constantly having to go on the internet to do research into what model I am building;
If memory serves me well those early Airfix kit instructions were very clearly written step by step, example " Carefully cement rudder to tailplane", because of this as a nine year old it helped me no end with reading and gave my a great knowledge of the working parts of an aircraft. It seems to me that Revell put a great deal of research and effort into making these kits, and then letting it all down at the final hurdle by just slapping the instructions together without a care.
Maybe that was a long rant about something that many would not worry about, but with the economic climate being what it is and model shops being evermore harder to find on the high street,more and more serious modelers will be looking on Amazon to get a good deal, and im sure that the manufactures will be taking note of what us Joe public are saying about their products. So please Revell take note, I know that i am not alone with these gripes.
After all that superb kit and superb value for money.
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Initial post: 23 Mar 2013 15:03:44 GMT
Rebecca Pitts says:
Reminds me very much of an Airfix Chinook model I've done recently...I'm just a youngen' at 20 but even I find it irritating to have to hop between the internet and quietly modelling. Instructions are generally confusing across all makes of models unless you go for the starter kits, and it's about time they did something about it!
In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 21:13:48 BDT
W Shakespere says:
Put some pics up so you can see what the finished model looks like.
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