This 1/72 scale kit is from a Czech model I’ve never heard of before called FLY Models or simply called FLY. The pros of this aircraft are large variety of versions that you can put together. Five to be exact, two Belgian and three Czech! The one I’ve chosen is the one on the cover; #10 with a red shooting star on each side of the fuselage from Schaffen, Belgium 1929. The reason I decided to have this Czech fighter built in Belgian Air Force colors is that I have never built one from Belgium before. The other Belgian aircraft is #36 from Nivelles, Belgium 1928. The three Czech aircraft you could do are: G8 from Piest’any 1926, L75 from Olomouc 1927, and G9 from Prague 1932. The painting of this aircraft is very solid if I do say so myself.
The cons are that some people including myself would have a hard time telling the difference between dark green for the Belgians and Khaki for the Czechs. Both colors are very similar and they should’ve numbered or lettered the colors on the back of the box! The polyurethan parts were quite difficult to remove unless you have a rotary tool. There’s no brief description about the aircraft on the box or in the instructions.
On a side note, by nobody’s fault but mine did I made some human errors while working on this kit. I’ve made the seat too far forward and way too high than what it should’ve been. I’ve cut off the axles on the landing gear which I shouldn’t have done. I broke the seat by using sprue cutters instead of using a rotary tool. I guess I had a lot on my mind when I should’ve been focusing on building this kit. So here’s some advice for all of you modelers out there. Empty your mind on everything else except on committing and concentrating on your project at hand and you’ll do fine! I give this kit with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, I highly recommend that you give this kit a try.
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