Anigrand Craftswork has just released another kit in their growing line of X- and Y- aircraft. The announcement from Anigrand says:
We would like to mention to you that our new item, the 1/72 scale Convair XA-41 resin model kit, has just been released.
The Convair XA-41 was ordered in Nov 1942 as a dive bomber, but in the spring of 1943, the order was amended to change the role from dive bomber to low-level ground attack. The first XA-41 made its first flight on Feb 11, 1944, and showed relatively good performance. After Army testing was completed, the XA-41 was evaluated by the U.S. Navy and later still used by Pratt & Whitney for various engine test programs.
Anigrand Craftswork’s Convair XA-41 is the first kitted 1/72 scale model in the market. It comes with many high detailed precisely resin parts and decal, as well as the clear resin casting canopy.
The kit is priced at $48, plus $6 shipping and handling. If you’re not familiar with Anigrand, you may scratch your head and say “That’s a bit pricey.” Still, most of their line are kits you just won’t find elsewhere, and they are actually a lot of fun to build. I would classify them as advanced kits, so some modeling experience will help in assembly.
I recently previewed and built Anigrands XP-60, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I plan to build more of their kits now and then, as they are a great change of pace, and extend modeling skills to.