Spitfire Dave

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This is the first I’ve heard of a recall. However, there seems to be a widespread problem with the leading edge of the fin being short shot. Mine is missing a few millimetres, but I’ve seen worse elsewhere online.

As problems like this affect a manufacturer’s reputation I hope Airfix deal with it promptly and effectively. 

Whilst it may be assumed that 1/72 aircraft would be favourite, I suspect that the reality is that most subjects are widely available either on the second hand market or in better versions from other manufacturers. Kitstarter's strength is in offering a chance to obtain a kit that is of a subject not currently offered and currently hard to find. That is why the birds and historical figures are put forward and not an old tooling of a Spitfire Mk IX.

@MusicSmith

Surely it is not right to charge customers for replacements when the kit was faulty from new.

 

In short, no. The goods are faulty, you are entitled to a refund. If Airfix can offer a replacement part as a remedy then good, but they should not be charging you. If Airfix are starting this sort of nonsense I will be a bit disappointed as my experience with their spare parts department has been entirely positive.

The 1/48 Buccaneer has its issues, but I thoroughly enjoyed building it - so much so I bought another. So far no one else has had a go and if auction prices are a guide to demand it may be worth a re-release. 

Assuming the mould still exists I suspect this could soon get enough support. 

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