I'm going to be tackling something bigfor a change. My choice of subject is this:
To get my model, I will be tackling the old AMT/ERTL kit from 1995, in the second Italeri reboxing:
The box is big, but doesn't contain a lot of parts. Mostly the box is big because it needs to fit some big parts.
(that's a just-under-12-inches (30 cm) ruler))
The level of detail on the parts actually isn't too bad (just the fit is I hear)
And one of the bits from which you can always recognize this beast: the six exhausts
Parts for the bang seats
And Italeri offers a choice: the wings can be in the up or in the down position. Although if I'm not mistaken the down position was only used in flight to achieve Mach 3 speeds, I have seen a photo of the wings in the down position while the aircraft was on the ground. So I'm probably going to go with that option.
2 canopy pieces. I will have to figure out the difference before I pick one I guess
The instructions are simple in few steps, as you'd expect with a kit of few parts.
I read somewhere the decals in the box were the stuff of true nightmares. Guess I am lucky to get a new reboxing, as these decals aren't so bad. They're by Cartograf so should be trouble free!
And a little extra: exterior PE set, white metal undercarriage struts, resin wheels, and a PE exhaust system.
Now if I could only overcome my ever present issues with white paints.....