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Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair II - who's built one? Any good?
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:05:27 am »
My LHS has a small stack of 1/72 Hobby Boss Corsair IIs at a reasonable (I think) price.
I keep looking at them and putting them back.  I'm tempted by the Portuguese boxing.
Are they any good?  On line reviews suggest that they are but the cockpit could do with a little help.
However, we all know that just because its on the internet doesn't mean its true. Has anyone here built one and would like to share their thoughts?

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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 05:54:45 am »
They are quite nice kits and look the part, well worth it if on offer. I had one I was building in FAA colours but I think Rickshaw beat me too it so it was left on the shelf of doom.
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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 10:06:51 am »
I'm building one at the moment. Quite a nice kit. Excellent fit. Indeed cockpit is a little simple but all in all very good value for money as far as I am concerned.
Can't really comment on the accuracy and no, mine does not look as a corsair any more as I'm building it as a biplane.......

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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 12:25:41 pm »

Can't really comment on the accuracy and no, mine does not look as a corsair any more as I'm building it as a biplane.......


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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 03:22:35 pm »
I have a few in the stash, and have built their TA-7 too, nice kit to build, and they look like one so that is 2 thumbs up from me. My 2 seater is an OA-7M, or was until it got damaged in storage. Go for it Fred. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 03:49:45 am »
Thanks guys.  Accuracy isn't as important to me as fit.
Looks like a trip to the LHS is in order then...

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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair II - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 11:39:20 am »
I've enjoyed building the kit a couple of times.

One thing in its favour is the number of small bits you get as spares.
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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair II - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 01:10:31 pm »
I built the TA-7C, fits okay, most I remember was around the intake.  It's supposed to be off, but I can live with it.  Leave the vertical stabs until last as the pins are thin and snap easily.  The instructions say the gas bags go on the outer pylons, Ed S tipped me off that only the inner pylons are wet.

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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair II - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 05:08:07 am »
Thanks guys.  That looks great Mossie.
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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair II - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 06:45:14 am »
I have one in the stash - with a plan for a whif, too - and it's a very good kit (in all of its incarnations), as far as I can tell. I settled on this one because I have built several A-7s, and all of them had flaws and weaknesses. A relatively good one was the ESCI kit (also box under Italeri banner, IIRC), but it has no air intake duct!

The Hobby Boss kit has everything you might ask for, with very crisp and fine details. You even get some access panels that can be built in open position - I feel inclined to call it the best current option in 1:72 around, but it can be pricey. Can't wait to build mine (an A-7E), but still wait for the inspirational trigger...  :rolleyes:

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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair II - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 10:58:27 am »
The hobby boss kit is a great kit! lots of small parts, nice engraved panel lines...hatches can be openend with nice detail behind it. Lots of whif potential too:

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Re: Hobby Boss 1/72 Corsair II - who's built one? Any good?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 11:24:51 pm »
Thanks guys.
I did go and buy one after my reply on the 23rd March.
I did get the Portuguese version (A-7P).
A paint only whiff is a possibility (RAN FAA, South Africa, Jordan, Chad...) but part of me is thinking What If it had a variable incidence wing like the Crusader.
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