Extra 300L / 330CL Plus Photoetch Accessories Set
Brengun brings a very welcome addition to the model aircraft market with this Extra 300L / 330 CL aerobatic plane. I have always wanted to build one and this release is most welcome.
In the box is:
- 2 x light grey sprues
- 1 clear canopy
- 1 decal sheet
- 1 instruction booklet
The sprue is well molded with very little flash and very good detail. The only issue is the plastic is very soft.
First is the construction stages A & B assemble parts of the cockpit. In Stage A where the seats and instrument panel are built, the PE set adds improved instrument panel and also seat belts. These are welcome additions to this very simple layout.
In stage B builds parts to the cockpit floor. The part numbers are missing from two parts which are in fact parts 21 and 23. At this stage the PE set replaces the pedals.
Stage C assembles the Propeller, and wings stabilizers. The stabilizers are both replaced with PE parts which are far better.
Stage D installs cockpit into the fuselage right half which was very easy.
The next stage assembles the fuselage and instrument panel, The halves do need some filling once assembled.
The wings and tails are assembled next all of which also need filling as they do not line up perfectly.
The underside parts and undercarriage are installed next. There is sink marks in parts 29 and 28 that need to be filled. Also, I drilled out the exhaust as this is solid. The wheel struts are very flimsy and are prone to collapsing as they attachments are not very large. I suggest adding a metal pin to both.
The PE stabilizers are added next and the tail wheel. Also, the PE set provides addition part to the aircraft like a step, wing tip stabilizers, antenna and tail wheel support. The Canopy is the last part to be attached.
Now you paint the scheme you like from the two options included and the relevant decals.
This was a very nice and simple kit and was fun to build. I highly recommend this kit.
Thanks go to Hauler/Brengun for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.