Hi guys I know you guys see this quite often but I've embarked on another journey and added another kit to the ever growing pile. I chose the D-3 version because of it's unique winter camouflage and it's optimal scale of 1:33. I have the older 1:24 kit by GPM but it's huge!! Tha pages are printed on A4 with 4 packed pages of parts, a brief history in Polish and 3 pages of diagrams. The first thing that hit me hard was the beautiful printing. Many of the parts are printed with a striking 3d look to them that adds a good sense of realism. The construction is a cross between butt-joints and joining strips. As per habit, I quickly converted it all to the joining strip method. The only things I don't appreciate about the kit are the prop spinner, which is made up of 3 cones with the tip being designed with lunes. The other is the top panel covering the engine area, as it too is made from lunes where it meets up with the prop. A little customization was in order to get rid of that but an extra seam was created. No big deal because it looks like it was supposed to be like that The cockpit area is jammed with exceptional detail. It seems a shame to cover it up with a canopy. Maybe a Gomix canopy is in order where I can open it up to reveal some of the detail. I hope I can do it justice. Some of these pics are a little bandwidth intensive so please excuse the wait.