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Not sold on Flyhawk . . .
Like the Dragon Scharnhorst, the Flyhawk models tend to be too over-engineered for my taste. I have them, but I think they will mostly sit around in boxes until they are passed on to other collectors. I mean, 700-800 parts for a 1/700 scale model is a bit much. It seems that more could be done with integrating sub-units and decreasing assembly time. For example, some incredible detail work is done in 1/1250 scale, and those models are primarily cast as a single unit--sans turrets, cranes and some masts. One believes the same techniques could be applied to 1/700 models, as was the case with the Neptun USS Phelps. It had great detail and was cast in metal. But the model only had average sales, though it blew away any available kit at the time. Alas, it seems many of us are destined to be box collectors...
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