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Review WWII US Airborne, Drop Order from Mitches

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by MattMcK., May 14, 2023.

  1. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    I just got this one in and eager to build it, but have a few things in the queue, so thought I’d share a quick review. The set comes packed in a black box, with parts divided between two ziplock baggies and wrapped with bubble wrap.

    The figure is fully loaded with gear, so there is a lot to paint here, and to figure out in terms of placement as there is no instruction sheet, though plenty of pics online so not too hard to work it out. You get a choice of two left arms with different division patches, and two helmets, with and without the bandage pack.

    One of the most interesting aspects is the C47 door wedge for display, which seems as if it will go together fairly easily.

    Details is decent, though there are a ton of molding gates to trim and a good bit of flash as well. Most will be easy to deal with, but there is one ragged step in the molding inside the plane wall that will need some work.

    Because of the number of pieces and necessary clean-up, this one isn’t for beginners, but will build up into an impressive display piece.


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  2. Nap Moderator

    Hi Matt

    Thanks for the look at this from Mitches , certainly a lot of resin to deal with , fair bit of careful prep needed ....as you say ..not one for beginners

    Look forward to seeing more once this is on your bench

    Thanks for taking the time

    winfield likes this.
  3. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank you very much for this nice review hope I can make him beautiful and can find out for what everything is,
    but pictures enough on the internet like you say,but it looks very nice
    Nap likes this.
  4. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Thanks for the review. My figure is on the way from the UK. Looking forward to paint and build this kit.
    Nap likes this.
  5. Henk A Fixture

    Looks like a great piece, should look good when painted up. The set up reminds me of the old Verlinden B-17 waist gunner. I've shelved that one for the time being, for a similar issue, with the fuselage of the plane. Although the Verlinden kit has two parts to the fuselage, with a large seam/gap between the two halves, and I got tired of filling, snading, filling, sanding... and right next to the seam, you guess, theres a row of finely engraved rivets..

    I have come across a few kits from Mitch that have such mould slip issues.

    Also, why is there a hole in the door?? Why not simply open the door, or remove it if required?
  6. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    I wondered the same thing. The door had a removable panel in the center that was pulled out and stowed when dropping paratroops. For short runs, the panel was just left entirely off.

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