Considering how old this kit is, it is pretty good. All the parts fit and there is very little flash. There are really only two downsides to this kit- the surface detail, and the decals. First up, the surface detail. Though there is an acceptable amount of surface detail, every panel line on this aircraft is raised. Some people don't mind this- but I am a huge fan of panel line washes. If you like them as well, be prepared to do an insane amount of rescribing. The other huge downside is the decals. I don't know about the natural metal with red tips scheme, but on the radar-equipped plane, the decals for the tail and wingtips are absolutely awful. They don't fit, and once you force them to fit, they don't conform at all, which is very problematic when all of your panel lines are raised.
If you want a F-82 in 1/72, this is pretty much your only option. It is not bad, but be prepared to put in a lot of work to get it too that point.
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