I felt some trepidation going into this build. Biplanes and I do not get along well. (Especially Stupid Gladiators, but I digress.) The only reason I took this build on was because it was Tamiya. Their engineering is top notch.
Or so I told myself.
And to further compound the insanity, I read several build reports that suggested building the outer wing sections separate from the rest of the kit, and only gluing them on after painting, etc.
I told myself I was nuts for trying it that way, but I plowed ahead.
And color me surprised- it seems like it will work fine.
I wouldn’t suggest this method with any other manufacturer. Not even Eduard, who is breathing down Tamiya’s neck for precision engineering. (And I think they’ve surpassed them in surface detail.)
But here it is- the parts just slide together.
You can’t go wrong with Tamiya.