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Fi156 C-3/Trop Storch
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 05:38 AM UTC
Okay so this is not a tank or AFV, but at 1:35 scale it obviously has some possibilities for armor modelers.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 11:24 AM UTC
I built the regular version of this plane, and it was a pleasure. The only challenge was some fit issues with the "greenhouse glass" canopy. The kit includes extended wheel struts for flying and compacted ones for a plane on the ground.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 01:30 PM UTC
I should have mentioned my kit came with two canopies (both looked identical). So either an error or an extra.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 03:06 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

That's interesting as my kit also has two canopy sprues and I couldn't see any differences. I too thought it might have been a slipup but as your's has two also I best go back and have a closer look.

Cheers
Terry A
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 03:13 AM UTC
Mine came with two canopies, one painted, one not.
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 07:24 AM UTC
Hi Bill. Can you tell me the demensions of the build up and aprox cost? Thanks. bob d.
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 08:26 PM UTC
Jim, In my sample I got two canopies too, both unpainted. Plus two sets of wings. But I didn't get instructions or decals.

Paul.
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 12:14 AM UTC
Great review!

I have not built a plane in twenty years. The review push me over the edge!
Do you think they will make Fruil tracks for it? Just kidding everyone!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 12:41 AM UTC
Nice review! Perfect timing, really, as I've returned to my aircraft 'roots' after a long hiatus. I'd prefer modern jets over WWII but this one is really a jewel! I may have to pick one up as I've always like the Storch.

Rob
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 11:34 AM UTC

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Hi Bill. Can you tell me the dimensions of the build up and approx cost? Thanks. bob d.


Bob, I'm at work and don't have the kit around to measure, but I'd say the wing span is less than 18" with the length about 12".

I picked it up for about $30 a few years ago, likely as somebody's close-out. As this is just appearing, it will likely be for premium prices. The older kit is $38 from Luckymodel plus $9 shipping.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 07:44 AM UTC
I have made up the kit here linkname if you want to see it in an unpainted buit up stage -
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 02:22 PM UTC
The build review for this kit has been posted over at Aeroscale. It's really very nice. I would love to see more aircraft in 1/35. The wife saw it built and thought it was pretty neat.