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Beech BE35 Bonanza
BeechCraft BE35 Bonanza
  • Arii 1/72 BeechCraft BE-35 Bonanza

by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
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The Bonanza has had the longest production run out of any airplane, past or present, in the world. Beechcraft has produced some 17,000 Bonanzas in several models since 1947. Bonanzas are known as the Cadillac of light civil aircraft. The BE35, with a distinctive V-tail, still is a popular aircraft despite widely referred to by the macabre epithet "fork-tailed doctor killer".

Arii also produces 1/72 kits of light civil aircraft like the FA-200, two Cessna 172s--with and without floats--and two Cessna 337s, one an (non civil) armed O-2A.

Arii's Kit
Forty-four parts and one decal sheet are provided. They are thirty-three off-white parts for the airframe, seven clear canopy pieces, and a four-part stand.

The parts are well molded, but there is some flash. Fine recessed panel lines show exterior detail. A nice instrument panel. No sinkholes or mold marks are evident. The clear parts are clear, but full of flash.

Decals
Well printed and registered. Arii misspelled Beechcraft, though.

Summary
A pleasing small model of an icon of post-war light civil aircraft.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Fine engraved surface detail. Interior detail. Attractive decals.
Lows: Flash. Misspelled company name.
Verdict: A pleasing small model of an icon of post-war light civil aircraft. Good value.
Percentage Rating
70%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 703
  Suggested Retail: $7.50
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  PUBLISHED: May 04, 2008
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.98%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 70.00%

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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