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1/48th Guadalcanal Cobras
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 03:02 AM UTC
Andy Brazier takes a look at Eduard''s latest incarnation of the Airacobra in 1/48th scale, the dual boxing Guadalcanal Cobras.

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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 03:20 AM UTC
I'm assuming it's exactly the same twin boxing of P-39'ss over New Guinea that I already have. Joel
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 04:38 AM UTC

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I'm assuming it's exactly the same twin boxing of P-39'ss over New Guinea that I already have. Joel


Hi Joel,
Just had too look that boxing up as I never saw that one in the flesh.
Its basically the same, except this boxing has resin wheels included, and obviously different markings.
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 07:04 PM UTC
I've been wondering why Eduard doesn't include the metal nose weight in their P-39 kits anymore? You can of course add the weight yourself, but the problem is that the metal piece also acted as the roof of the nose gear bay. Without it, you can see into the empty front fuselage.

They could just toss in a single resin piece for the nose bay roof. That would also seal the nose, making it a breeze to add the nose weight needed.
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 08:11 PM UTC

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I've been wondering why Eduard doesn't include the metal nose weight in their P-39 kits anymore? You can of course add the weight yourself, but the problem is that the metal piece also acted as the roof of the nose gear bay. Without it, you can see into the empty front fuselage.

They could just toss in a single resin piece for the nose bay roof. That would also seal the nose, making it a breeze to add the nose weight needed.



Eetu, been wondering the same. I picked up this Guadalcanal edition and have the New Guinea edition both with out the nose weight but also have a Profipack which does have nose weight. Would be good to have the weight even if they offered it as an option.