After finishing a long built with the Tamiya 1/32 scale Phantom F-4J, I wanted to do a quick build and forget about super details for a moment and enjoy a good old fashion model kit build. Back in the summer of 2010, my son brought home an E-Z SNAP kit from Pegasus Hobbies. It was a BF-109 in 1/48th scale. It was his fierts model buitl without my help. I could help to take a look a the model and I was surprised.
The E-Z-SNAP model kits fro Pegasus are fairly priced, they are 1/48 scale and price vs scale, you can’t beat Pegasus when compared to the SNAP TITE series from REVELL which to begin with are almost the same price, and most if not all aircarft models are a diminutive 1/100th scale. I choose Pegasus Hobbies 1/48 scale E-Z SNAP kit kit # 8415 because I wanted to have something on my desk that any one can put their hands on without fear of breaking it apart.
This kits snap on very tight. The parts don’t need glue but you are always welcome to ad some if you’d like. Fit is very nice and yes, they might not be perfect but you get receded panel lines. Mine was built with left over paints from Testors and Tamiya and there is no attempt to go historically accurate. It was mean to be a short build OK? These model kits have a mild texture on the plastic ideal to those who will be painting this with regular brushes instead of an airbrush.
Paint will stick to the plastic a lot better when brushed. Another neat thing about Pegasus E-Z SNAP is that they do include a set of stick on stickers or real water slide decals. This is GREAT for young modelers who will be getting a real glimpse of decaling as they would later on more expensive model kits. The decals are great, heck, I’ve dealt with worse decals on more expensive kits. These worked like a charm.
Bottom line: Put a 1/100 Revell besides a Pegasus 1/48 on the shelf. For $2.00 more you bet I’ll go with Pegasus. My hat off for making such an inexpensive kit at prices that kids can afford and enter the wonderful hobby of model building. Kudos to Pegasus Hobbies! Highly Recommended!
Kit courtesy of my wallet 😉