I had been working on these on and off during the Hayabusa build so I will post a few pics now and then as I wrap them up. Battling some air brush issues at the moment so progress will be spotty till that gets sorted out.
I built one of the Classic Airframes Claudes a while back and these first generation FineMolds kits have the same feel- no shake the box and dump out a finished kit but fun none the less. They include in a somewhat gimmicky fashion white metal parts - engine , exhausts , seat and a few other detail items . I don't know if they did this for snob appeal or if it decreased their tooling costs - I guess you have to embrace this as part of this genre but frankly styrene would be just as good IMHO and easier. FineMolds must agree as their later kits are all plastic.
More to come - Richard