Company: Kinetic Model Kits
Kinetic has released an all new mold Alpha Jet in 48th scale, which is a welcome addition to the lineup of trainers/light attack airplane kits. Upon opening the box, you will find three sprues molded in light grey styrene, one clear part sprue, a small photo-etch fret, plus decals for three versions.
The overall surface detail is very nice, with fine and clearly defined recessed panel lines and rivets. Small parts suffer of a bit of flash, but nothing that 30 seconds with a sanding stick won’t fix. The clear parts are very transparent.
The overall kit breakdown indicates that several versions of the Alpha Jet are possible. The box lists A/E, but the instructions also list a B mark.
Sadly, the instructions are confusing at times, making it difficult to know with which parts are relevant for the version you are building. In particular you have two options for the tail cone, but no indication of which one corresponds to which version. I was not able to figure that out myself so I just picked one randomly.