New Airfix kits
June 10, 2015 in Reviews
Just received the review kit of the new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire I (Hornby USA not having its head up its posterior about review kits, as Hornby UK has done). In case you were wondering, it’s as beautiful as the new Mk. V, and definitely the best Mk.I in any scale. Decals for 19 Squadron circa the Munich Crisis with a Watts 2-blade prop, 602 Squadron circa August 1940, and 57 OTU in 1941.
Also got the Hurricane I, which is definitely the best Hurricane I out there, and can be done as a BoB Hurricane I, a Hurricane I Trop, or a Sea Hurricane Ib with the parts in the box.
Continuing the BoB theme, the 1/72 Defiant was tucked in the corner of the box. Thanks to my government-paid, bureaucrat-run Veterans Administration healthcare, I now have a right eye that went from 20/400 to 20/20 with the lens replacement (the other w as always 20/20), and now see as well as I did 30 years ago, so 1/72 is no longer beyond the range of possibility. A good thing, since this is the best Defiant in any scale.
You can buy all three in confidence. Airfix is definitely out to run the table in 2015.