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

C.P. Hart (
Tue, 18 Apr 1995 23:24:06 +0000

>Now I need a kit which should be able to be built into a "nice" replica
>without any major surgery. I _might_ change the decals, paint job should be
>simple. I will replace struts if necessary but detailing should be possible
>with no more than some Aeroclub guns and a seat (or 2)
>So the question is:
>What is the "best" good basic injection moulded 1/72 aircraft kit of a ww1
>prototype in all your humble opinions ? !!
>PS - my wife actually approves :-0

My vote might be for the Airfix kit of the Roland C-II. Basic, simple
color schemes, reasonably accurate kit (haven't compared it with the
Datafile yet, though). Makes for a nice model of an interesting aircraft.
Kit is affordable and reasonably available everywhere, even in Australia ?
Don't go whacking on an expensive resin or short run while on holiday.

Charles Hart