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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Sword 1/72 kits any good?
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:27 AM UTC
There aren't many reviews of these and neither Squadron or Sprue Brother seem to carry them. Are they any good or are there just better kits of the same subjects from other makers?

Littorio
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:50 AM UTC
Sword kits are from the same stable as MPM and Special Hobby, they are generally short run with some resin and PE included, short run means no locating pins normally. Don't let that put you off though as I find they are more buildable than MPM or Special Hobby but in no way are they shake and bake Tamiya kits.

They have some nice subjects and normally very nice detail but as with most kits of this type check the kit and older kits may vary.

Here is a review I found of their 1/72 FJ-3 Fury, hope it's of help.
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 03:54 PM UTC
Thanks. I had a Special Hobby Sea Hawk at one point but didn't get around to working on it. I might give them a try on certain subjects.