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on 29 December 2012
This kit has been manufactured using new moulding and the kit has fine recessed panel lines.It is assembled quite easily and the instructions are straightforward.The decals are opaque,accurate and easily applied.It is a great kit for beginners and accurate enough for more experienced modellers.The acrylic paints are very accurate as you would expect from Humbrol.
Airfix have really improved in the last few years and some of their kits more than equal the best Japanese manufacturers.Their new Fairey Swordfish kit is excellent and has been reviewed very favourably by expert reviewers.The 1:48 Westland Lynx kits are also brilliant.For those wanting super detailing many brass etched and resin parts are available from specialist manufacturers.
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on 23 July 2015
Recently finished this kit and I have to say that it's a real beauty, a few niggles but one the whole it's really nice.The control stick and the antenna pole will need extreme care to remove from the sprue.

Parts fit well, small gaps can be found around the wing roots and the underside of the fuselage were the flap for the radiator can be found. The windscreen will need test fitting to the fuselage as I had problems fitting it properly. The ends of the of the undercarriage legs where they fit to the inside of the bays need taking down a little and one of the legs needed warming and reshaping to fit properly. A couple of holes need drilling in the wings for the fuel tank mounts and the stand if your using one.

The decals are a pleasure, had no problems with any of them except the yellow strips that are found on the wings leading edge. The decals really need a softener to sit properly so patient and Gunze Mr Mark decal softener helped with these. Best to remove the strip as usual in water then I soaked the decal in some Mr Mark, balanced it on the leading edge and applied more softener and pressed the decal down.
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on 5 April 2013
love it for a grandson aged 7, these kits with paint, brush and glue are excellent and they are easy to contsruct
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on 3 March 2014
I bought this for my 10 year old son as a first Airfix model. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and everything needed is included in the kit.
Having paint as well as decals included makes the kit good for a starter pack as it doesn't assume that you already have done models before.
The kit is easy for a novice yet still challenging enough to make it worthwhile buying as it will probably take us 6 hours to complete.
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on 24 July 2013
It comes with all the glue and the necessary paints so there isn't the hassle of trying to obtain the correct paints. The codes numbers for paints from various manufacturers have changed over the years so it can be difficult to get the authentic ones.
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on 16 April 2014
This model is extremely fun to do in your spare time and although the stickers are a bit hard to do at first you get the hang of them. For any person who would like to start airfix I would strongly pick this one first
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on 16 December 2013
my son loved this and it now hangs from his ceiling, easy instructions and went together well (with a little, ahem, help from dad)
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on 23 December 2015
Good product, although packaging was a bit shoddy and some bits were torn at. Although, the product was there, so it is fine.
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on 27 February 2013
Great model , it's got all you need , paints brush and glue, there are some very small parts tho.
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on 11 March 2015
got this for my dad for Christmas, quite complicated but very detailed
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