The build of kit #7057 was for me a very enjoyable and motivating experience. As a modeler with some experience in short run kits I found the whole build process very easy by rapport to level of detail.
The kit is by no means perfect: it has transparencies problems and fitting issues. Some details, as the pilot’s stick and the wing fences need more refinement to remain true-to-scale, if that is even possible.
So what makes this kit so great?
I think the answer lays in the fact that Eduard had found the nearly perfect balance between the total number of parts, the number of PE parts and the level of detail on the finished model. There is space for improvement, for sure, and the modeler with a terminal case of AMS will add plumbing, will scratch-build the engine and the canopy mirror, will scratch-build the landing gear mechanical indicators, will display the aerodynamic brakes open and will add the radio equipment in the nose compartment. We, the others, are more than happy to build such a detailed model from only 62 parts of which a few are alternates!