“ Brand: Airfix „
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Included in this package are all the pieces required for building a 1:72 scale reproduction of the legendary AH-64D Longbow Apache, used so extensively in the Middle East in the past decade. As usual with the standard model kit you will need glue and paint. The instructions advise a requirement for 11 different colours, but some of these are for the only one or two tiny specks of detail, so you can always improvise. The kit itself is classed as requiring a skill level of 2 by Airfix, which basically means it's a fairly easy kit to put together. It comes with 89 pieces and decals for creating different versions, in this case the British Army and the Dutch Army. As mentioned earlier, this is a kit for moderate modellers with the help of an instruction sheet that details around a bit 12 steps. Once reviewed them and cleaned up any flash, you'll probably find you'll finish it in a couple of days. The trickiest bits seem to revolve around a couple of the sensors on the side pods which can be awkward getting into position with a minimum of mess. I would advise a good pair of tweezers for that. The finished model measures 310mm x 305mm so it isn't going to take up too much space and will make a nice addition to any collection you may have. Experienced modellers may be a little disappointed with the eventual outcome. As with all airfix kits of this skill level and size, the detail level is not entirely accurate, but then again you're not paying the price of a Hasegawa kit, so you should probably make allowances. Overall it won't win any awards, but it's a fun kit and it will make a welcome addition to any collection.