Most helpful critical review
great delivery, great starter kit tools but too tricky of assembly for starters
on 13 September 2015
This was my second purchase of a airfix starter kit plane model. The first model I got was a mk1 hurricane. Just like the hurricane, the spitfire came with the same colours and was delivered on time, however. Although the planes are lightly similar, the models assembly very differently.
In the hurricane set the wings are in two pieces, the top half and the bottom half, with the spitfire they are in three pieces, the main bottom body and the left and right ends of the wing, it was difficult to get the main body of the plane onto the wings as the ends of the wings left little room for the main body to slot perfectly in. The ends of the wings were glued in the right place but the only way to get the body onto the wings was to take the end of the wings off.
Now the bottom of the plane looks horrible. Another issue with it was the cockpit. There are just too many parts for a little thing that no one will see and the dome door does not fit into its slot properly.
Also the instructions are very vague. The hurricanes was in more steps but the spit fire is in just six.
I didn't have any problems with the hurricane and was hoping the assembling would be similar. I won't by another spitfire but I do want to buy other models, I just hope it won't be as annoying as this