I agree Stu,....the 5 footer fans could only be seen at certain angles anyway...plus even the 32" filming model had solid vents,....I'm really not bothered,.....BUT....you know how this will go.....the model won't be right till we can see those fans & people will pay whatever it costs for what they think will be accurateJaitea, thanks for sharing the video.
I really don't think etched engine vent screens would be warranted for this model, I mean its so small. Is there any point in being able to see minutely through a teeny tiny gap in each louvre??.
If scaled down from actual koolshade to 1/144, it would look solid anyway!. Even the real stuff, depending on your line if sight, it looks solid.
I think its best to use the actual Bandai plastic part.