Hasegawa’s 1/48 Growler – Part 1

I’d read a lot of good things about the Hasegawa Hornet before I picked up this kit.  It sat in my stash for a long time until I stumbled upon Wolfpack’s resin cockpit set (which actually cost me more than the kit itself).  So I picked it up and made a start.

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The resin is nice and crisp, without bubbles and all parts were intact.  I found removing the cockpit tubs from their casting blocks a tedious affair, and even made a small mishap with the saw and cut into the bottom of one of the tubs.  No biggie – I was able to patch it up pretty easily.g2.jpgg3.jpg

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The cockpit instructions were pretty average – though I’ve found that to be the norm with resin unfortunately.  Particularly what modifications need to be made to the fuselage to fit the tub.  Luckily, other than some trimming of the lower fuselage, it mostly drops in. Here’s a test fit:

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