After all this time, I haven't build a single Spitfire yet. There's one in my stash, so why not get to it.
The box is primarily filled with air, and a little bit of plastic.
Then we have some wings, and some little bits.
Some clear parts, including a big seam line on the canopy.
The details aren't all that bad:
And then a special: the only bit of flash to be seen on the entire kit:
Some nice instructions:
And some decals:
Unfortunately for Academy, these are destined for the spares box. They will be replaced by decals from FlevoDecals.
My choice: the Mark XIVc with invasion stripes.
Also, a serious attempt with resin - this Daco set to be exact. Most of the nose will have to be replaced.
This does require some attention though, for example, these parts do go onto the c version, but not onto the e version....
And then I'll have to check which of these 2 seats I will be needing:
Which of the exhausts:
The whole nose section has to go:
And there's some metal wheelstruts: