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Re: Revell Burton Island- 1957
You have to make allowances for a kit produced virtually at the dawn of the styrene age. Many Revell ships from back then have the same design aspect. I have the Doctor Lykes and Montrose- I like the subject enough to overlook the horizontally split bulkheads and slightly wonky dimensions.
I had the same kit, with the horrid superstructure split through the portholes. I gave up on it after carefully aligning the hangar, leaving it to set, and ending up with a rhombus without a single right angle. I finished the seaplane, kept a few parts and tossed the rest.
Close. I got the Revell Burton Island in the mid 1960's. Crappy fit and alignment, espec when you factor in the patience of a 12 year old. Around that time I had recently read in Popular Mechanics about the scrapping of the USS Enterprise CV 6. Based upon this I lugged my Burton Island into my makeshift shoebox drydock, hauled out some wire cutter pliers and proceeded to cut up the Burton Island for plastic scrap just like the Big E.
Picked up a Heller 1/72 Heinkel He-112 at a yard sale. Crummy kit. The plastic was brittle and cracked at every opportunity. No decals. NOTHING went right. I finally gave up on it and tossed it right into the trash.
Fortunately, only lost a buck on it.
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