Thursday, 19 February 2015

SH72137 Folland Gnat in 1/72 – the first testshot of the clear parts

We are going to release yet another new model from steel moulds. The very last parts
we are still waiting for are its clear parts. The first testshot of these parts (not polished yet!)
turned out very well. All parts fit exactly as they were supposed to. Yes it is true that the
Gnat´s open canopy looks a bit odd, but responsible are Folland´s designers and we simply
had to stick to their design. To enable the modellers to make their model with a canopy either closed or open,
we had to make two of them in the kit. The closed one is together with the windscreen, the other which
is to be left open is sans the windscreen as this is a separate item. There is also another sprue

with early version rear clear part and with clear windows for a recon version nose.
not yet polished testshot of the clear parts

closed canopy from above

and a side view. (the nose section is for Finnish recon version FR Mk.I)
 

open canopy from above, the canopy framing runs around the windscreen

side view of the open canopy

comparison of both canopies

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