Couple months ago, I was in one of my professor’s
office and chatting with him after class, as I glanced around his office I
realized this guy used to fly Prowlers. Since
I have two 1/72 EA-6B waiting to be built, I offered him an EA-6B model to put
in his office. And that’s how the
Hasegawa’s EA-6B is one of the best 1/72 Prowlers out there. However, that doesn’t mean that it is perfect. In fact the kit has omitted some details. First thing I realized when I opened the box were those ejection seats… There are no details at all, not even the rings… Then came the instrument panels… As most kits in this scale, the instrument panels are nothing but decals… Other than these two obvious shortcomings the kit wasn’t bad at all.
Since this is the first time that I’ve built a model as a gift, I decided to add some additional details. So I bought an Eduard EA-6B Prowler set, and some True Detail Ejection Seats. During dry fit, I realized that Hasegawa’s cockpit is too narrow for the True Detail seats, so I ended up sanding the seats so it would fit in the cockpit tub.
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