You might find it interesting to know that this F-111A is the old ESCI mold, reboxed by Italeri. After ESCI-ERTL went under in the late 80's, the molds ended up in a warehouse in Indiana, forgotten. In time, Italeri bought all the molds that were left and began to re-release those ESCI molds that had withstood the ravages of storage.
As you've noted, the detail is pretty good, certainly up to casual standards. When you consider the molds are 25 years old, they really look good. Many of todays kits are just now surpassing the level of detail these old ESCI kits had.
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