Eduard Spitfire and Trumpeter Defiant
Here is a double post for you all today. First the Eduard Spitfire VIII, this is simply a superb kit, an utter joy to build and one of my favourite kits so far this year. The same cant be said about the second build, the Trumpeter Defiant, also in 1:48. This looks great in the box, surface detail is superb but its full of errors. This has had major surgery to get it to look as it is. I usually like Trumpeter kits but this is not one of their best. Its blown away by the Airfix version. Even the instructions are wrong, they call for medium sea grey underside and ‘wood brown’ for the dark earth in the 1940 camo! Now its not hard to find the correct colours in the Gunze Sangyo (which they quote) range and today 30 seconds searching on the internet will give you all the correct info you need. Decals are from Xtradecal and are for an Air Sea Rescue aircraft – the kit decals are unusable, the colours are far too bright and the code letters for the day fighter are white instead of med. sea grey.
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