I recently bought an Airfix Minikit while I was at the Rampage show a week ago. This is a 1:100 scale painted model that just requires assembly. I bought this model on a whim, just to give it a try, and I quite enjoyed putting it together.
The models come pre painted but you have to be a little careful when cutting them from the sprue. Small areas may need a little touch up of paint if you've been a bit slopping cutting it out. I also found it useful to be very sparing with the glue as any that got on fingers soon eneded up on the outside of the model. Having said that the build was very easy indeed and the whole thing took less than an hour to assemble.
1:100 scale models are almost perfect for 15mm wargaming much better than the 'official' FOW aircraft scale of 1:144 which comes up a bit small looking. This range of models also includes the P-47D Thunderbolt which would fit nicely into my US Flames of war forces, providing some much needed air support.
Very nice, and when i first saw it i thought of FOW also! If only the range included Stuka's and Shturmoviks, would suit me perfectlyReplyDelete
Very nice, Lee - think I've seen similar kits by Revell; Phantoms and other modern stuff...ReplyDelete
It came out looking great. I was looking at a shop at models and couldn't believe how expensive they are getting to be, so there are smaller ones now more than there used to be.ReplyDelete
Nice post and nice pictures, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Certainly looks pretty good.ReplyDelete
That's a nice kit, is there similar in 20mm/1:72 scale, ready painted is a god send.ReplyDelete
Good job on the assembly. The P-51 is by far my favorite airplaneReplyDelete
awesome model, real nice kitReplyDelete
thats a really nice job you've done there great looking kitReplyDelete