I can’t say enough good things about this little kit. It’s just really a pleasure to build. A friend had told me that the wings fit so precisely that no glue was needed, and no evidence of the join could be seen. I was a bit skeptical.
But he was 100% correct! Test fitting showed that the wings fit very snug, with no gaps at all. I waited until after I painted them to put them on the model, as this made painting the demarcation much easier. Just the little bit of paint made the fit very, very snug- I was afraid I was going to crack the fuselage getting them in. I did add some glue just to make sure it never came out.
If you like Hellcats, or 1/72 scale models, or just want a really fun, inexpensive kit (I paid $12 for this one at Scale Hobbyist), then grab this kit!