[WWI] Sierra Scale vacs - a clarification
mkendix at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 18 15:45:37 EST 2005
Just need to make a clarification.
I referred to the Hansa Brandenburg C.1 Sierra Scale kit in disparaging
terms. The manufacturer of said kit asked me what was "S****y" about it.
Fair enough. Sierra Scale vacs are some of the best vacs around: up there
with a decent Roseplane or VLE Models. When I said that, I meant that it
being a vac, and taking a lot of time and effort - scratchbuilding pieces
etc. - was really the problem.
Indeed, having purchased the HB-C.1, I would not have purchased the Lloyd
C.V after that if the former had not been decent enough.
Turns out that the Sierra Scale kit is a Phönix built series 29, whilst the
forthcoming Special Hobby is a Series 369, which is a later Ufag built
Would I have built the Sierra Scale kit if I had the Special Hobby kit
available? That is a question that will never be answered. Am I pleased
that I will have the both an Ufag and a Phönix version of this great plane
on my shelf? Absolutely!
My sincere apologies to Sierra Scale.
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