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Old December 23rd, 2016, 03:21 AM
Spike72 Spike72 is offline
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Default Recent Disappointments

Let me start this by saying I've been using Fightertown from the beginning and the subjects they do are great. With that said, I have to admit I've been disappointed recently, especially with the last two sheets, 48075 and 48078.

On 075, I bought the sheet for the VF-1 lo vis bird, only to get it and have the wolf's head way too large to use (not just a little off). So to finish a build, I had to use another subject that I really didn't want to use and I'm unable to build the bird I actually bought the sheet for. I know Brian acknowledged the error in one post and said a correction would be done, but there's been no follow up and the error wasn't realized for almost a year.

On 078, because they decided to cram everything on one sheet instead of a large one and small one, you must choose if you want to do the VFA-2 or 22 bird because in order to do 2, you must cut off the last 2 on 22; so much for doing both. The instructions and the real VFA-2 bird have Langley stripes on the tank, yet they're not on the sheet even though the other subjects have tank markings.

Additionally, it appears there was no proofing of the instructions as the VFA-2 bird has dark NE on one side to match the rudder (no color call out for the rudder on the instructions) and medium gray on the other (what is on the decal sheet). While the real bird had both, they went to the boat with the dark gray NE. Also, the VFA-154 and 102 birds have hi vis national insignia on one side, lo vis on the other. It also shows 154 with hi vis intake warning on one side, lo vis on the other.

I know Brian is a busy guy but the sheets are going up in price and the quality should not be dropping. I know I'll take some face shots from the people that think we should just be happy to have the decals and this is a side business for the manufacturers. While I am happy, it still is a business and as a customer, we should get what we pay for IMO.
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