Many people know there is a special place in my heart for Airfix. They may not be perfect but for those of us of a certain age, there are great memories of going down to the model store on Saturday and spending our allowance on an Airfix kit. Many modeller’s in the UK started with a Airfix 1/72 Spitfire or similar subject. At this year’s IPMS Scale ModelWorld Show at Telford Airfix have announced a new McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom in 1/72 scale. This new tooling will be available in 2107. There has not been a new tool of this kit in quite a while. I built the Matchbox one in the mid 80’s. So looking forward to this one. Here is a quick video showing a 3d cad mockup. This and some other announcements makes 2017 a very good year for Airfix.
This is a reprint of a build I wrote up on the IPMS London message board. I thought it was worth reposting to the blog. I’ve assembled all the major components and prepared them for priming. I decided to put the canopy and turret on at the point and mask them off. Canopy frames are never my strong point. (So why do I build WW2 aircraft again… ) I have an idea I will try post painting. The scheme I’ve decided to use is one of two that came with the kit. No 256 Sqn, out of RAF Catterick in Dec. 1940. This is an all black night scheme, perfect for the nature of this build.
This is a reprint of a build I wrote up on the IPMS London message board. I thought it was worth reposting to the blog. Finally had some time to get back to this over the last week. Put the two sides together and surprisingly it fit much better then I expected. Still needed some filler and sander in some spots.