Wow, what an awesome kit! I had been hesitant to purchase this kit because I had watched a YouTuber do a build and just wasn't all that impressed with the results they achieved. Also, I've never assembled a snap together kit before and was worried that it would lack detail, and wouldn't fit together well. I decided to purchase the kit anyway and give it a try and I'm VERY happy I did.
Bandai definitely makes great snap together kits. The molding is super clean (very little to no flash to remove) and aside from sanding the sprue attachment points, the was very little additional work needed to get things to fit perfectly. I didn't have to use any fillers or sand seams, etc. The level of detail is really surprising. Also I love the fact that the kit gives you options to put the flaps in various positions.
The decals went on very easily and were pretty thin and easy to work with. I didn't use the stickers, but it's good to note that it comes with stickers AND waterslide decals, so you can choose which you want to use. Also regarding the decals, they only provide grey decals for the flaps, etc. If you want to make the orange version (as in the pictures I attached) then you'll just have to paint the flaps on your own (I mixed 1:1 vallejo flat red with bright orange).
I also liked the fact that it includes a stand, which I incorporated into a small mini-diorama.
This is a great kit and was a really surprisingly fun build. I would absolutely consider purchasing another Bandai kit in the future.
[Included accessories] dedicated display base x 1, laser effect part x 2, 1/48 pilot & artilleryman x 1 each, canopy x 2 types, (frame & clear part x 1/clear part x 1), power harpoon part x 1, air brake open/close part x 4 types x 2, dedicated display base x 1, marking sticker x 1, water-transfer decal x 1