Tuesday 8 December 2015

Airfix new-tool 72nd scale F4F-4 Wildcat in box build review (1)

still waiting for some Blenheim spares from Hornby, very frustratingly, although kit 2 is progressing nicely. Masked with Tamiya tape, no way am I paying virtually half the price of the kit for an Eduard mask. Took about 2 hours to do, lay the tape over the part and pencil around the raised molded frame, remove and cut out with a sharp blade..

..and then having had my confidence in Airfix somewhat dented with the Blenheim fiasco, I decided to start the new-tool Wildcat which looks to be a very nice kit. Here's where I am 10 minutes after opening the box...and after adding a bit of paint and the cockpit/instrument panel decals in the bottom pic..

The finished build can be seen on this blog here