Arrived with the usual speedy delivery service that one has come to expect from the Amazon experience. However, I suspect the credit goes to Quay Models of Blackpool, who probably sent the item direct. A number of your reviewers express concern over the lack of comprehensive instructions with the kit. To me, that is one of its attractions. It was like 3 dimensional chess, or "construct by numbers". If you follow the plan number sequence, no problem. But if you try and cut corners by jumping a few numbers, you will trip up big time because you can't add pieces out of sequence. You will then have to undo back to where you deviated from the plan, and start again. And if you've glued the out of sequence pieces, all will be lost!
The plan is well presented and logical, and printed on nice glossy paper. (I liked the irony of the instructions also being printed in German: ACHTUNG SCHPITFIRE!!) Equally, the plywood used for the model is of excellent quality. I have left it 'au naturel', suspended over my desk in a 30degree left bank. Will Quay's next model be a Lancaster bomber?