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Very nice but you're missing the pleasure of getting superglue on your fingers and paint on the carpet and cutting yourself with the scalpel and getting moaned at about the mess and the smells and broadening your vocabulary of swear words and....
Seriously, those are very good. The only thing that spoils them are the panel lines which are humongously overscale.
I introduced my 7 year old son to the wonders of kit building last year.
He had a great time with an AT-AT.
The process he enjoyed the most was weathering with powdered charcoal - although as you say, even with newspaper everywhere his bedroom carpet still shows the scars!
I used to knock over tins of Humbrol regularly on mine no matter how much care I took. Mum and Dad just resigned themselves to the fact that their model maniac son only needed cheap carpet in his bedroom.
Going by the title of this thread I thought it might be the little Asian lad.
Or that the little Asian lad was on the production line.
I have seen the F16 before, the guy I used to work with, (ahem another Tony, he went by the nickname of aircraft Tony to save confusion :lol, in the model shop imported a couple just before the shop shut, IIRC the same company used to do Spitfire for around £40 after currency conversion.
They are very good for the price it does have to be said. :yes:
Having once owned a plastic model kit company, I can tell you I believe injection molded kits are what's known as a "Sunset Industry" they have passed their best days and are dwindling in the twilight. Costs continue to spiral on injection molded tooling whilst kit sales diminish every year as people buy out of the box ready painted diecasts. We've become a population seeking instant gratification for the most part.
It's sad in many ways. I grew up ruining my mum's kitchen tables with glue stains, paint stains, cut marks etc. Not to mention the sliced fingers, superglued fingers, snapping elastic bands burns (especially on those impossible to align Aurora kits), and the euphoric highs from aerosol humbrol enamel paints... Then there were the days of plastic card, fibreglassing, you didn't need drugs in those days.
BUT having said that, I do admire a beautifully made die-cast that's pained beyond my own limited abilities. Same with Studio Scale replicas.