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1:200 herpa Mohawk Airlines Convair CV-440  Hot E-mail
Wings900 Reviews Commercial Aircraft
Written by kaitanium   
Wednesday, 03 August 2011
Editor's rating
7.8
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 Description
  This prototype of today’s regional airlines tore down a historic barrier with the recruitment of Ruth Carol Taylor in 1958: she was the first Afro-American flight attendant working for a US airline.
Model Details
  Manufacturer: Herpa 

Airline: Mohawk Airlines
Make: Convair
Model: CV-440
Scale: 1:200
Part Number: 553780


Model Review
  Mould and Assembly: i really cant find anything wrong with the accuracy of this mold. if i had to nitty pick on out i would have to say that the engines are too bulbous. well lets talk about my most favorite thing to talk about. the seamline of the wing to body join. i would have liked to see the flare molded to the body and the join just happen where it flattens out to the wing. the way it is right now really detracts from the overall smooth, seamless look of the real plane. in fact the wing flare goes all the way up to the window line in the real plane.

Livery: this is a gorgeous old school livery. im not an expert on these old liveries but mohawk could have printed their titles in different places. some photos i see have the titles printed more forward, some even more aft. colors look spot on. someone correct me but im not sure if the logo on the engine nacelle should continue past the wing, so far right now it just ends where the wing starts.

Details: ok so outright the antennas are waaaay too large. especially that second one aft of of the forward most one. thanks for antenna though. the wheel hubs could use more detail too. not many printed details here. i could use some stuff like pitot tubes and stuff.


Pluses
  decently accurate fuselage

Minuses
  seamline
engine mold

 Photos
Editor review: not bad. overall decent model with some flaws
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Overall rating
7.8
Mould and Assembly
8.0
Livery
8.0
Details
7.0
Overall Impression
8.0
no model is perfect. this model overall shows a good example of this bird in the mohawk scheme.
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