Recommendations--- An easy 1/48 aircraft build for a beginner

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Recommendations--- An easy 1/48 aircraft build for a beginner

Joined: April 21st, 2005, 7:49 pm

March 20th, 2017, 8:29 pm #1

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 am

March 20th, 2017, 8:41 pm #2

They are simple enough with not a lot of parts. Tamiya's is supposed to go together very nicely, with no putty needed. It is also accurate in shape and details, looks nice when finished. For a jet, look for a Monogram fighter. Or just look for the cheapest kit of anything out there. They normally don't have a lot of added details to worry about.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:03 am

March 20th, 2017, 8:46 pm #3

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks
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Joined: September 29th, 2009, 9:45 pm

March 20th, 2017, 8:53 pm #4

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks
Another I always thought was simple is the Hasegawa 1/32 Me163 Komet. 1/48 Tamiya Wildcat is pretty nice, and simple as well.
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Joined: September 29th, 2009, 9:45 pm

March 20th, 2017, 8:55 pm #5

They are simple enough with not a lot of parts. Tamiya's is supposed to go together very nicely, with no putty needed. It is also accurate in shape and details, looks nice when finished. For a jet, look for a Monogram fighter. Or just look for the cheapest kit of anything out there. They normally don't have a lot of added details to worry about.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 7:57 am

March 20th, 2017, 9:28 pm #6

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks
Grab the Weekend boxing, you won't be sorry
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Joined: April 8th, 2005, 11:51 am

March 20th, 2017, 9:29 pm #7

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks
Any of the newer Tamiya kits as they just fall together
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Joined: January 8th, 2011, 10:50 pm

March 20th, 2017, 10:20 pm #8

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks
There are many other great kits that build wonderfully but pretty much Tamiyas entire catalog of aircraft are pretty well engineered, fairly accurate and very respectably detailed, even excellent in many cases. Their earlier kits are a generation or so behind the rest with mixed raised and recessed panel detail but still very buildable. I think these are confined to their early Japanese subjects like their ki-84 Frank, j2m Raiden and all their zeroes except the more recent a6m3/3a type22 and a6m5/5a which are the nicest zeroes in 1/48.

Aside from that you can google kit reviews if a particular subject interests you and see if there are any prevalent issues.
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Joined: July 28th, 2008, 3:27 am

March 20th, 2017, 11:02 pm #9

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks
Quick easy and fun
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Joined: December 23rd, 2002, 3:38 am

March 21st, 2017, 12:43 am #10

Well beginner to aircraft, built armor for many years..

Looking at 1/48 scale either prop or jet...

any and all suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks
from the review I saw that would be the kit to get someone starting.
Dan.
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