This is a very good model - cast well with few blemishes or bubbles - with excellent detail. It was easy to clean and the parts all fit together very nicely. There was a slight miscast on the one foot pad but it was fixable with a bit of filing. Overall, this is another fine Khurasan product!
I wanted my model to be adaptable, so I decided I would use neodymium magnets to assemble the cargo bay and turrets/hatches. This is the first time I have ever tried this on a model. I did ok with the drilling and glueing, but I learned one must make the connections magnet-to-magnet. I tried to attach the cargo bay by using metal wire on one side and magnets on the other. It did not have enough strength to hold so I had to add two more magnets. Live and learn.
|Bottom of lander. You can see the magnets in the bottoms of the holes for the turret/hatch and where the cargo bay fits into the lander. You can also see the "extra" magnet I had to install in the middle.|
|Top of cargo bay. You can see the "extra" magnet I had to install just forward of the top hatch. You can also see the ends of the wire pieces I recessed into the tabs that fit into the lander.|
|Hatches and turrets.|
|Bottoms of hatches and turrets showing recessed magnets.|
|The assembled dropship in military mode with turrets.|
|The assembled dropship in civilian mode with hatches.|
I also am thinking this could be a "stealth" mode and imagine the turrets popping up to surprise an attacker.
|The cargo bay and rear bay door.|
|Door attached and open.|
|Door closed up for flight.|
Until next time, carry on!