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the question should realy be do you want it as a shape for artist modelling or for a display model too
if only as an artist model the cheaper airfixes are more than suited , readily available cheap and a relatively easy build !!
you will probably end up cross refrencing photos anyway for detail changes , difrent markings etc !!
sure you will get modellers that rivet count moan about a mm short fins etc
but it will all look correct enough in the painting
I’d go Hasegawa as well – superb kit!
FYI ~ These days I generally shoot models (except for my current Frecce Tricolori piece, where it was much simpler just to do DG projections of the 5-ship wedge formation ) as a basis – repeat basis – for my final outline drawings. When I am in the market for a kit – as I will be soon for a new commission to be completed next year – I generally check these two sites first; I’ve relied on them many times over the years:
(good discussion – you will probably find “your” kit of interest discussed/featured here).
(excellent reviews of many, many kits, with great build notes for those of us “modelling-challenged” … well, we build them *quick* and need just the facts, ma’am!).
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