I will decide what is a blob and what is not. Not you or the manufacturer. If I decide it is a blob I replace it with aftermarket parts. It should not be that I buy the kit and they donít provide rafts, splinter shields for 40mm or 20mm or the floater net baskets. You understand the difference? But for $60. more you can own those parts and they will provide them in the still cheaper photo-etch. Yup a sucker born ever minute. That is a shady practice. So up theirs.
Reminds me when Fujimi reboxed their Saratoga kit and said it was all new. Yup they threw a different aircraft sprue in and new box art but same old crap kit . That was deceptive. Never brought another Fujimi kit again either.
If you wish to be a true realist they changed the historical accuracy of the modeled subject. Economic or budget minded schmoes donít get historical accuracy (even if blobby) but Daddy Warbucks does. Boy what a reputation hit.
And for S**ts and giggles open your wallet and you buy the kit and see how you feel. Oh and though there 40mm quads did not have shields they were actually very good for mold injected. Looked liked Fine Mold knock-offs. I will save them.
And for the record not every 1/700 kit offers blobs. You should buy and build more before offering opinion.