What People Say...
Avro Baby. I think this model only comes in 1/48 scale. I can't imagine anyone outside of Australia but me being interested in this little known, but historic plane. The model has simple but very attractive artwork, and is designed by Lad 'n Dad, not by Chip Fyn. I find Lad 'n Dad models interesting and I wanted this to work.
The model has a wrap-around fuselage design with integral top, bottom sides, and nose. The nose plate folds over in front once the body is assembled. Unfortunately, the nose plate is about 1/8" too short at the bottom and leaves a a gap. I know how to fix this, but a beginner would be frustrated. My fix wouldn't look as good as if the nose plate fit properly, but it would be a fix.
Sadly, I started the Avro Baby with the bathtub that comprises the cockpit interior. This went together well, but in the final assembly of the fuselage, it turned out to be about 1/16" too deep for the body, which means that the bottom plate of the wraparound fuselage won't fit properly which means the model can't be assembled as drawn.
With two strikes against it, I gave up. This model most likely doesn't sell well as it is little known, and therefore is probably not worth re-designing. Too many problems to fix. Sorry. Easiest to pull it from the line-up as it can't be assembled as designed. - Alan Wheeler
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