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REVIEW
Beechcraft SD17S
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 06:07 AM UTC

This kit submitted by Roden for review. And it is (tinbanger)Richard Tonge''s first build review. He says he was was guided by the Aeroscale in-the-box reviews done by Ms. Jessica Cooper & Mr. Stephen T. Lawson.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Merlin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 08:47 PM UTC
Nice one Richard

Excellent use of a jig for the floats. That's worth a "How-To" Feature in its own right!

I'm glad you had better luck than me with the decals - those included with my last three Roden kits have been very poor (smudged, out of register and inaccurate colours). That really is an area of their production I wish they would improve as a priority.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:37 PM UTC
Thank you Rowan.
The decals for the float water line would not set into detail on float very well,so into the bin they went!
I look forward to doing more reviews.

Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 09:37 AM UTC

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The decals for the float water line would not set into detail on float very well,so into the bin they went!



Cheers Richard

I'll add a note of that to the review - otherwise it reads as though the decals were all fine.

All the best

Rowan
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 10:41 AM UTC

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The decals for the float water line would not set into detail on float very well,so into the bin they went!



Cheers Richard

I'll add a note of that to the review - otherwise it reads as though the decals were all fine.

All the best

Rowan



Thank you!
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 04:18 PM UTC

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Nice one Richard

Excellent use of a jig for the floats. That's worth a "How-To" Feature in its own right. . .

All the best

Rowan



Agreed! Any additional detail on the jig for the float attachments would be icing on the cake. How about a "Feature" on the frontpage for the folks?
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:21 PM UTC

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Nice one Richard

Excellent use of a jig for the floats. That's worth a "How-To" Feature in its own right. . .

All the best

Rowan



Agreed! Any additional detail on the jig for the float attachments would be icing on the cake. How about a "Feature" on the frontpage for the folks?



Hi Stephen & Rowan
I will work on a Feature for the float jig on the weekend.
Thanks for your support!