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      Post #74434, posted on 02-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello All,

      Has anyone here actually laid eyes on this kit in person?

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mc-Donnell-Douglas-MD-80-1-72-Resin-Kit-REPUBLIC/202477617946?hash=item2f249b431a:g:wzcAAOSw989bzSDQ

      I know their newly released F-28 of the same scale had some serious issues, but the photos of this look fairly nice, except perhaps the nose being a bit blunt as viewed from the top. This would be a relatively easy fix, but I am most concerned about warped wings and engine inlet detail. I really want a 1/72 Super 80, but at $170 plus shipping, it would have to be fairly nice for me to bite. Any information would be most helpful.

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      Post #74435, posted on 02-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Run very, very far away, very, very fast.

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      Post #74437, posted on 02-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings definitely shared his thoughts :-)

      I haven't seen the kit and don't expect to but.....

      Looking at the Ebay site I don't see any photos of the bare kit parts. Nice decal, built up models, cockpit, and basic instruction sheet. Take it for what it's worth as a possible red flag. If its a "must have" email the seller for more photos. Best of luck.

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      Post #74440, posted on 02-07-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      No pictures I can see on eBay, but others of his MDC twinjet kits are available in other listings and one or two have pictures of the unassembled castings. They look okay-ish, but I'd proceed with caution, especially for the outlay required.

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      Post #74443, posted on 02-08-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Try Replicas by JC on facebook !

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      Post #74444, posted on 02-08-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      They look "okayish" online, but in person they don't look very "okayish" to my eye. Very poor casting quality, and highly questionable accuracy of shapes.

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      Post #74460, posted on 02-11-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for all of the input and it is great that you have seen it in person, J. I will steer clear, but I would love to see a High quality 1/72 MD-80 at some point. Hopefully someone will do it!

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      Post #74463, posted on 02-11-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Dan, I have plans to make a DC9 kit scale 1/72, so the MD-80 is definitely an option for me.

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      Post #74467, posted on 02-11-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      That sounds fantastic! Iím already on board waiting for them...

      /Andreas

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      Post #74468, posted on 02-11-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Great news !