de Havilland Venom FB.1 from Classic Airframes.
Classic Airframes' range of 1/48 scale models will be well known to those of us who have a few years "seniority" under their belts. and that includes me... I bought this kit around 20 years ago for the huge sum (then) of $77.95 Aus. & it's been sitting in my stash ever since, although I did look at it a few times as the years passed by. Having built a few C.A. models over the years I knew what to expect, but being constantly seduced by more modern offerings I kept putting off making a start on this kit. As you can imagine, this is a mix of resin castings & pretty simple, but reasonably accurate plastic, although without the benefit of locating pins & tabs. It goes together surprisingly well, despite the need for butt joints & a bit of scratch building. Panel lines are engraved, but of inconsistent depth & needed re-doing & the tail booms were a little bit of a problem, needing rebuilding on top of the port one & under the starboard one in order to have them straight & parallel with each other & to ensure the tailplane & wings lined up with each other. It was a lot of fun as well as a bit of a challenge; but so what's new? Anyway, here she is: I hope you like her. (Incidentally, the decals worked just fine after all these years).
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