Well, this has got to be the fewest
number of parts in any Black Box set up to this point. This set is cheaper
than the other Black Box sets, so the smaller number of parts doesn't mean you
get less for your money. All parts were bubble free and beautifully
The one piece cockpit tub is a nice improvement over the Tamiya kit
tub. The resin Black Box tub has more detail than the Tamiya tub...namely
the cables and switch boxes down low in the tub...plus the switches and
buttons/knobs on the side consoles are quite well done....they will paint up
beautifully. The instrument panel isn't much of an improvement over the
kit's instrument panel and this set doesn't come with sidewall panels.
This is a slight shame because there is some sidewall detail not well
represented if at all by the Tamiya parts.
But the seat...oh the
seat......is a huge improvement over the Tamiya seat. The Black Box seat
is more delicate and detailed plus it has the seat belts and considering the
seat is the focal point of any cockpit.....I think this will make all the
difference in improving the Skyraider's cockpit.
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