Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I – Build Review, Part 1
Well, I am stepping WAY out of my “comfort zone” with this one. I have not built an aircraft model of any kind in many, MANY years. I’ll be building this one specifically as a review for IMODELER.
This model arrived safely and with no damage to the inside box. This box was not shrink wrapped but was sealed with factory tape around two of the edges.
The inside box is sturdy and the parts trees are packaged inside one plastic bag. Clear parts are also in a separate bag inside the main bag.
Instruction booklet is in multiple languages on the first two pages. Then the rest is done as exploded views which are very clear. The booklet is 24 pages long with 21 of those pages being specific to the construction of the model.
There are approximately 156 parts that come on six parts trees. One of which is the tree for the clear parts and the other five are molded in a light gray color. Numbers are clear and crisp. Very little flash on initial inspection.
There is one decal sheet included and is bright, colorful and seems to be a brand new printing.
here are also four sheets of color and decal sets for different Military groups that used this aircraft. The last sheet shows where to attach the bracing and control wires if you desire to add these.
Since it’s been a long time since I have tackled one of these your going to see an open and honest build review. I’ll be starting this one in earnest this weekend. Keep your eyes open for a progressive build review as it comes along.
I’ll be putting the “Holy Grail” Tamiya Harley on the back burner for a while as I am still awaiting special decals for that model.
Comments, suggestions, and questions are always welcome!!!