Airfix H.P. Hampden 1/72
August 6, 2016 in Aviation
When I was a kid in the early 1970’s I loved the Hampden and built (at least) one very badly but loved it all the same, I decided for a bit of nostalgia to have another go and this time see if I could make a half descent job of it, you can decide if I did or not,these ancient Airfix kits would test the skills of the very best modellers so you can imagine how I struggled with my rudimentary abilities.
I decided to go with the version no self respecting lad born in 1966 would have ever done the Swedish option,it is a strange choice by Airfix as the Swedes only received one example for test purposes and presumably didn’t go any further.I once questioned on this site if anyone knew why Airfix often included Swedish options but never really got to the bottom of it,anyhow I digress,back to the kit,it is the usual you would expect from an ancient Airfix offering ie a splattering of enormous rivets ,clumsy thick parts ,no interior and clear parts to test the patience of a saint but I loved every minute of it,I believe the Valom offering is much better if you want a nice Hampden in your collection.
Thanks for looking N
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