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Luchs with addon armor
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 01:11 AM UTC
Andras Donaszi shares with us a review of the Pz.Kpfw II Ausf L Luchs with add-on armor (Zusatzpanzerung)by Flyhawk Model.


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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 03:52 AM UTC
I've bought and assembled all Flyhawk kits, whether armor or 1/700 ships. They're all fantastic models, and certainly at the top of their classes. I'm always eagerly awaiting their next release, whether armor or ship.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 02:45 PM UTC
I've never built their ships (or any ship, really), but would be quite curious...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 07:41 PM UTC
If you do decide to try a Flyhawk ship model be advised; they are 1/700 so they are quite small - a destroyer is around 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 inches long. They are not for beginner modellers. Some parts are quite small, but very detailed. Engineering is good as there is never a fit problem. I've never had to use putty on any Flyhawk kit (armor or ship). Kits come with complete PE, so no AM products are needed (unless you really want some). They build into a very satisfying scale model.
An example of Flyhawk's 1/700 WWl German destroyer:


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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:00 PM UTC
The detail on the two 1/72 FT-17 Flyhawk kits I have is amazing and included PE or molded alternatives for several parts. For several of the parts, the molded alternative is so detailed for 1/72 that it's almost not worth the trouble to use the PE. In addition to having an OptiVisor or magnifying glass handy, I also strongly recommend working over a clear Tupperware container or something similar to catch any parts you drop because they can be so small.
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 01:05 AM UTC
i cant agree more i build the FT-17 Cast turret and is a joy to build and very wel detail
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 03:48 AM UTC
Yeah, sometimes it's hard to tell it's only 1/72!


FLYHAWK RULES!!
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:41 PM UTC
Biggles2,

Small is good I live in a small apartment in London- so I have no room.

The FT looks amazing; I've not had a chance to build one yet. (I went with the Meng kit with interior; perhaps I should get the Flyhawk just for the exeperience )