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Curtiss P-6E Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 02:40 AM UTC


Here's a look at Olimp Models' cute little 1/72 scale Curtiss Hawk.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
CRS
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 04:53 AM UTC
I especially like that they included the "Hawk Talons" for the wheel pants, in the decal sheet first time I've seen that done and a very welcome improvement over others. A little thing I know but really a nice feature for the decals.
mbittner
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 11:32 PM UTC
Be very careful with the Olimp decals. While Pro Resin has fixed the problem by using Begemot as the decal printer/provider, the "original" Olimp (now Olimp Models Group, and I guess there's quite the story there) kits' decals are very stiff and brittle. I tried to use some of their decals when I built the Pro Resin Curtiss P-1A and found them difficult to apply, especially over irregular surfaces.

Since they are now two companies, Olimp Models Group still uses (as far as I can tell) the original decal provider while Pro Resin now uses Begemot. I have yet to hear anything bad about Begemot decals.

FWIW, HTH, YMMV, etc...