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REVIEW
Douglas A-20 B / Boston III
TedMamere
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2006 - 10:34 PM UTC


Here''s a review of Italeri's new 1/48 scale Douglas A-20 B / Boston III. In fact it's a reboxing of the old AMT kit. In this case old doesn't mean bad!
A review of the previously released A-20 G (there are many parts in common in both kits) can be found here.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Brigandine
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 05:04 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Jean-Luc - it's good to see the AMT A-20/Boston series is back in circulation.

One of the major problems with the AMT models is that the position of the main undercarriage legs in the engine nacalles is wrong.

The kitset assembly sets them 6mm too far back; looking at photos the legs should emerge close to the leading edge of the undercarriage bay.

In turn this may mean a little more weight is needed to keep the model sitting properly.

Jeff W.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 10:02 AM UTC

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One of the major problems with the AMT models is that the position of the main undercarriage legs in the engine nacalles is wrong.



Hi Jeff!

Thanks for the information about that. Did you build the AMT kit? If yes, is this something easy to fix?

Jean-Luc