W.W.1 HISPANO-SUIZA 150/180. 1/8 scale by Modelart by Marco
This AIRPLANE MOTOR KIT contains over 60 cast resin parts and detailed step-by-step instructions.

I purchased this model so that I could display it beside my 1/8 Hasegawa SE5 Museum Model.

Ordered 28/7/05 Received 24/2/06
at time of order Euro 64,00 (AUD$85 incl postage)
1/8 Actual 1/7.5
The packaging says 1/8 scale, but when compared to the Hasegawa 1/8 SE5 kit (which we must assume is at accurate scale), the Modelart kit is larger. I estimate the scale at approximately 1/7.5.
Quality and Accuracy
As with most resin kits, the accuracy is not as good as the main stream plastic kits. Details such as nut heads are oversize and not as defined as a plastic kit and some proportions are not quite right. The most obvious are the proportions of the rocker covers when compared with the Hasegawa kit (see picture below) - length 1/7.5 scale - width 1/6 scale. Despite these inaccuracies, the advanced modeler will make a very nice model from this kit.

Many thanks must go to John Marco. Producing these kits is a huge job and a labour of love, not a money making exercise, and it is model enthusiasts like John, with the special skills to make these low volume kits, who make the world a better place.

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The 3 photos above courtesy of the Memorial Flight web site. See link at bottom of page.
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Fantastic modelling resource. A real SE5 restoration with the best detail photos on the net.

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Jon Crooke

26 Feburary 2006