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Glad there's a wheels up option
« on: June 16, 2021, 12:41:02 pm »
Throwing the new mold Airfix Zero together, just a quick real world build to get out of a funk. Planned on wheels down, but looks like this one will be hanging from the ceiling. Inner gear door strut is short-shot, not easy to repair. Closed doors have been glued in place, and thanks to Airfix for that option.

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Re: Glad there's a wheels up option
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 06:57:08 pm »
They are more fun to fly around the room when the wheels are up  :thumbsup:
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Re: Glad there's a wheels up option
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 09:31:08 pm »
They are more fun to fly around the room when the wheels are up  :thumbsup:

I haven't done that since... (checks watch)
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Re: Glad there's a wheels up option
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 09:40:44 pm »
I do appreciate how Air fix offer that option on so many new kits. I overwhelmingly build gear down but the single piece, perfect fit gear doors are perfect for masking gear bays.
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Glad there's a wheels up option
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 07:47:14 am »
Yes, Airfix can't be lauded enough for offering a fitting gear-up option.  :cheers: :bow:
Wish more manufacturers would do it that way. It's not even much real estate (sprue-wise) going into these covers.
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