PZL W-3RM Anakonda
(AJ Model - Nr. 72005)
It's short run and you know what to expect.
Since the transformation to AZ Model, the Legato kit is no longer available and very difficult to find. They also announced an Anakonda but it was never released.
So the only option to go with is the kit from AJ Model at the moment. As a logical consequence, they added this version to the series of Sokols they released before. What you get in addition to the basic kit reviewed elsewhere are two additional sprues with Anakonda-specific parts. They consist of float packages, boxes, rescue hoist and "a kind of" nightsun and FLIR device. All in all, this additional parts have the same amount of detail as the rest of the kit.
If you consider to build this kit, please be prepared to lots of filling, sanding and scratching. The surfaces have a really rough structure and has to be polished first. Detailing such a panel lines etc. is almost not existent. The construction of the windshield windows in seperate parts including the frame could be end up in an adventure.
Despite all these facts, the decal sheet gets a + grading :) Although some blue stripes would have been a nice addition. What remains is a complicated masikg-task for the basic colour scheme.
My first intention to only use this kit to attach the Anakonda-Parts to a Legato - Sokol is somehow destroyed, I will better go with scratching them.
Reviewed by Felix Troschier - 07. April 2010
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