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A Most Unusual Model Kit Review
A quick "out of box" review. (No, it's NOT the cat)
Modelling the model in the photo above is “Houdini”, Rocky’s twin brother. He’s the last of three cats in the litter born in 2011.
Anyway, on we go with the model kit review which is why I assume you are here.
This kit is most unusual. It’s a fictional spaceship. Obviously, it represents an airbrush. In case you hadn’t figured it out, the “Iwata” brand should also give a few clues. That is deliberate. Of course, it’s a fantasy creation like all Sci-Fi model kits. But this one is not only a unique and curious subject but is of exceptionally high quality! This is a model kit designed for someone who really wants something different! A lot of attention to detail was put into this and it’s definitely going to be a conversation piece at model contests.
This kit is composed of 177 plastic parts, and as a bonus, a full lighting kit is included to light up the engines and windows etc. as shown on the boxtop. The model is a snap-together kit too, so glue is not needed.
Parts are well packed and protected with each sprue covered in a clear plastic bag. Below are some pictures of the parts and details. First, this is the contents of the box. The small white box contains a USB power wire. The parts are moulded in the correct colours which means if you don’t want to paint the model, you don’t have to.
The lighting kit, complete with the USB power cable…
Some sharp-eyed modellers will notice some parts that give a nod to the kind of “kitbashing” we saw populating classic miniatures seen in Star Wars, Galactica and the like.
Clear parts are actually translucent to help with diffusing the LED lights.
The instruction book shows the model’s inspiration!
If you are interested in this kit and want to get one, you can make contact at the following email: email@example.com
Contact them also if you wish to be a distributor of these kits.
Meanwhile, you can see more about this kit here:
Here is a quick video of the finished model:
I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to build mine as I’m busy with clients’ work, but I look forward to going at this sometime soon!