My daughter wanted to make this for her grandads 70th birthday and the one we found seemed too good to be true. It is the model of the aircraft they both own a part of, and it was made by Airfix. She was so excited when it came, and couldn't wait to start. However, when I opened it, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. This had clearly been no where near quality control! The amount of excess flashing was unbelievable! In some cases you couldn't tell where the part ended at the spru began. Every single piece had to be trimmed and probably contributed to the extensive filling that was then required. Some were completely unusable. We had to opt for the "landing gear up" option. Which brings me to another point. There is some mention of alternative parts for some points on the model, but no mention of what they are or instructions for them. A good example of this, is the massive missile that could be attached to the underside (I assume), but no painting or assmebly instructions for it at all. In fact, it is nowhere to be seen on the box or anywhere. Now for the paint. They should basicaly decide to supply it properly, or not. What they supplied with the model was next to useless and no where near enough for the size of the model and its paint scheme. I had to keep checking the box, yes it is Airfix! I have never come across such a disgracefull model. Games workshop and even that horrible Italari make have not been this bad. I grew up with Airfix, and they used to be renowned for their quality. What ever happened? If it wasn't for the time constraint, this would have gone straight back, but instead I had to hide my disapointment and help my daughter as best I could, thankfully she enjoyed the experience.