Airfix 1/72nd scale Spitfiure PRXIX
Quick-build for my daughter
Model built between November 2015 & January 2016
This is one of our "non-canon" builds that turned out well enough to put
on the gallery. These are the models we throw together for my daughter.
This kit was given to her for Christmas 2014 by her Aunt but gathered dust
for a few months. Having some time off work in late 2015 allowed me enough
time to pick it up and start it.
The only aftermarket used was the Eduard colour photoetch for the cockpit
and the Montex masks (which were the vinyl kind and almost useless).
Although a "new-mold" by Airfix I developed a low opinion of this kit.
Putting aside the fact that it was not my preferred scale I found that,
apart from the tail, the surface detail was crude, the panel lines deep
and wide, the injection molding badly performed and the fit terrible. It
required a lot of filler. I rushed it through and made my share of
mistakes. For example the camera ports are misted-over whereas they should
be see-through & dark. But my daughter likes it.