Re: The best basic kit (in 1:72)

Allan Wright (
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 13:16:15 -0400 (EDT)

> >I just bought one (through someone on the net) for $28US which was a VERY
> >good price. It's been out of print for some time now and is garnishing
> >a pretty high price from the collectors.
> Wasn't the HP 0/400 re-issued in the mid-1980's ? I bought a couple
> then. I thought that it remained available for a while after that.

Yes I think mine is an 80's issue kit also. That is 10 years ago though!
I don't think $45-50 is unheard of for a used price on these.

> I'm not sure I would call it a "basic" kit. Certainly a lot of
> possibilities for detailing but an awful lot of rigging is involved.

Definately not a "basic" kit. A LOT of rigging, wing surfaces are a 2 part
endevor so rigging lines are strung through and then upper surface of
top wing and lower surface of bottom wing are added. Lots of filler needed
to make this work well. Detailing oppertunities are nearly limitless which
makes this a home workbench project.