Airfix Sea Vixen in 1/48 scale.
Having cut my plactic modelling teeth on Airfix, I am delighted to see them coming back strongly with a whole range of superb models. As something different from a diet of F-15s, 16s, 18s, F-4s, Mustangs & Messerschmitts (which I love – truly!) I could not resist this Sea Vixen. Building it was pretty much problem free excepy for a fiddly cockpit canopy arch & flaps which needed to be assembled differently. The decals were just about perfect as was the overall fit of parts. Be warned though; this is a big model & you’ll need to clear a sizeable amount of shelf space. Would it be too much to hope for Airfix to produce an accurate Sea Fury & Tempest both Mk.V & Mk.II ? Then there’s the MB.5… (Yes, I know that’s greedy, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get!).
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