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T2B

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T2B

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@Ratch

What's that then?

Well Ratch it was the images of my new 1:48th Scale Airfix Gloster Javelin and the Spitfire Mk.Ia in the same scale but it would seem my photos haven't loaded up again or been lost during moderation

T2B

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Missed from my last post by the moderator

T2B

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Hi, I haven't done this kit yet but know it, together with the Gladiator can be a challenge for an inexperienced modeller so you are brave to tackle them both!

 

But from your image it looks like the wing section is sitting proud of the forward fuselage assembly as you have a distinct step between the two parts? It's common with Airfix new tool kits with tight tolerances or fit that if 1 part or assembly isn't seated correctly then it throws out the fit of subsequent parts. It's important to dry fit and test the sitting of parts before committing to glue!!

 

Are you able to take a step or 2 back and correct the ill fitting wing root area?

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Thanks for your comments Aad.

 

It's my first official Dogfight Double though I have done lots of Spits and a few 110's in the past!

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Yes Bish69 I am a recent convert to Aftermarket products and love the extra detail.

 

But I am surprised and disappointed by a lot of the above comments. When I make a model I want the best representation of the original that is possible whilst favouring the Airfix brand. And as my modelling skills have improved (especially in the past few years) I want more of a challenge when I'm building and relaxing with a kit. A basic kit just doesn't excite me anymore and hense I have progressed into the world of PE and Resin from time to time.

 

Also having joined a forum or 2 recently many many posts have complained about the poor kits (yes surprisingly including Airfix on this site lol) having poor detail or wrong shape/profile. Now Airfix are putting all the wrongs right and still at a relatively competitive price, some are still not happy

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Aad, If you do a forum search of your preferred kit or build project before you start, you will probably find a couple of build threads which could provide helpful tips and hints on the build. 

 

And Heather I seem to have missed the finished update on this build and it's up to your usual high standard, with clear display images.

 

Jeff, your growing collection is getting better and better

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The more detail the better, because then at least you have the choice to leave out bits or do just routine basic painting!

 

Unless your very good or an expert scratch builder with lots of research material it's often difficult to add missing detail?!

 

Keep up the good work Airfix with the excellent new tool kits

T2B

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I haven't posted any purchases for a while for a couple of reasons, not least because there was nothing of note

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Sometime ago Aad, Airfix ran competitions so modellers could have their face replicated on the face of the pilot. Maybe you have 1 of the lucky participants?

 

But as is often the case these days, that idea/competition was short lived!

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Thank you 98.

 

It's kind of my thing to copy the box artwork on occasions, I think this is my 5th effort?

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