After getting my grubby little hands on Kitty Hawks 1/48th F2H-2/P Banshee, I thought I would build the thing instead of reviewing it, as I really really want too build it. This will also give me a chance to see if any inaccuracies in the kit, which has been given a bit of a flogging over its development.
So onward and upward.
So in the box are three light grey sprues, one clear sprue and a small sheet of photo etch. 2 decal sheets, one which only holds the instrument panels decals and a unit badge, and a instruction booklet which has a full colour pull out for the four marking options.
At the bottom of the box is a leaflet stating that "the research for this Kitty Hawk kit was provided by Detail and Scale". As I will be using the new publication from D&S, we shall see. Sorry didn't take any pics of the contents as I starting cutting parts off as soon as it was opened lol.
So starting off with the ejection seat. This is made up of 6 plastic parts and four photo etch parts for the harness.
The seat goes together easily and this is where you find the first error.
The kits seat has the bottom of the Martin Baker seat but the head rest of the original seat. There is very little gap between the headrest and the seat back, where there should be.
I have included a picture of the seats drawn by Rock Roszak.
Also the instructions have the placement of the harness wrong, and are way too long.
Cockpit tub next.