Airfix 1/72nd

scale Red Arrows Gnat

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Airfix 1/72nd scale Red Arrows Gnat

Quick-build for my daughter

Model built April to June 2014

 

One of the quick-builds for my daughter that is technically "non-canon" to our work here at Small-Wonder but we thought we would show it to you. The eagle-eyed will quickly spot the main undercarriage on backs-to-front. I hate that. That's what happens when you rush a job through without any references.

 

This is one of the Airfix "new-molds" - I built the original molding when I was a kid and this is little better. The panel lines are wide, deep and crude, the fit is poor and the cockpit detail derisory. I don't like Airfix, I don't like this scale and I am not impressed. Still.. This was given to my daughter by Santa on Christmas day 2013 but it was a few months before we started it. I let her assemble bits of cockpit and paint the pilot before I picked up the rest. It is hard to believe that it is a very simple job to assemble the undercarriage on backwards.. But that is exactly what Airfix allow you to do; no handed-locating tabs, no or clear visual guide in the instructions. Shoddy work - but looks pretty.

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No aftermarket was used in this production.      
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Got a few pictures off the web to help paint the cockpit. Putting the undercarriage on backwards. It shouldn't even be possible but it is.    
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A bit of weathering with a panel line wash.      
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