As a stand alone model this is beautiful. The detail is exquisite and it goes together well enough. It just looks lovely. The instructions are somewhat vague and I had some real issues with guessing how things were to line up. Unfortunately, the fit inside the designated kit left a great deal to be desired. I had to do a lot of cutting and gouging to get the fuselage halve to meet. Would I recommend this product? Yes, with reservations. It's for the seasoned modeler and one who expects a lot of effort to get it to work right. I am almost to the point of buttoning up the fuselage and starting the painting finishing, but I am glad I tried this mod. Its just great deal of work.