This has always been a favorite of mine, but the kits have never lived up to the hype. This one is different. It has a pretty nice parts count, and looks daunting when opening the box but in true Bandai fashion its easy to assemble and the fit is amazing. Painting and detailing is where you spend the most amount of time. The decals were tough to use, but the roundels on the wings finally settled down with a ton of Solvaset over a day or so. The wings and cockpit are positional and the stand adjusts to allow for several flight configurations. The engines can be lit with an extra lighting kit - which is not included with this version.