Yes, this kit is even marginally better than both their 1:72 B-25
, which are the last two of theirs I've worked on - especially when you can get it for under $20, delivered.
The only thing Italeri can sometimes lack is fine detail. For example, on some of the MGs:
Click on Image to Enlarge
The gray bare-plastic guns in the foreground are from this Hudson kit; their overall shapes look perfect, but are very short on fine detail (even when not snapped out of focus). Actually, four of these - maybe even all six - are from Italeri kits; the black ones at the far end are German MGs from my Do217k kit. They are quite well detailed - though you can't see it here - with textured stocks and at least some indication of perforations in the barrels. (The tip cones I already hollowed out myself.) But note the Hudson MG barrels are featureless - as also were the barrels on the middle two (green), which may in fact have been from the Italeri B-25 (I really can't remember anymore). Note I replaced one barrel with a thinner one, having some dimples indicating holes in it. All the others I left thick; I'm going to see about drilling fine dimples in some resin copies, cast with wire strengtheners inside. The German ones I'm copying just because they're so good already.
Otherwise, I'm expecting this Hudson - being exactly the MkV fit that I'm after - will build straight OOB, uncomplicated and quickly; still trying to live up to Beebe's standard. Let us pray this be the Will of The Hand of God (which I didn't notice at all, when I shot that pic
Thanks for the encouragement, buddy.