Tornado GR.1 "Armoured Charmer" (Op Granby), Italeri 1:48
I found this kit quite enjoyable. For a budget price, you get a no-frills, reasonably correctly shaped Tornado, with potential to add improvements if you wish to do so. The panel lines are recessed, the fit between parts is OK (nothing that can't be fixed with standard filler and sanding...), and there is no flash worth mentioning.
But there are some problems if you are striving for accuracy. One of these is a huge gap where the leading edge of the wing meets the wing root, which I tried to fix with filler. The result was far from perfect, but still better than the kit's original. Another is the lack of any representation of the wing root pneumatic seals, which required me to cut rectangular slots on the fuselage, and add the seals from evergreen strips. The price of doing this is that the wings are now fixed in the "parked" position. The cockpit is OK, the instruments seem to be in the right places, but of course not as good as an aftermarket would be (there is a photo of the completed cockpit, in the gallery below). The only detail added were the parachute risers on both seats. Finally, minor surgery was required to fix the angle of the fins on the drop tanks, which did not resemble the real things.
For photos of the stages of the build, feel free to visit my web site (https://www.marcellorosa.com/1-48italeritornadogr1), or send me a message.