Curt B Posted November 19, 2022 Share Posted November 19, 2022 (edited) Hey All, I just got the new 1/48 Airfix Buccaneer. I had read a few negatives about this airplane, in addition to all the superlatives, and I thought I'd pass on my very initial thoughts. Some folks had said that the box/plastic had a strong, awful smell. I did not notice that upon opening the box. There was a bit of smell, but no different than the smell I would say is present when opening any other new model box. Next, others had noted that some parts were short shot. I took a cursory look at the sprues inside their sealed bags, and found nothing that was obviously short shot. I see that Airfix appears to be following Tamiya's lead in providing large, full color prints of the painted planes (all 4 options for decals), and a separate page showing all the stencil locations. Pretty cool! The decal sheet is huge, filling almost the whole bottom of the pretty large box. Of course, the proof of what constitutes a good model doesn't happen until the parts go together. I'm hoping the build is as nice as the details I've noted thus far! I know I've not provided anything significant here, but thought I'd pass on my first impressions. Edited November 19, 2022 by Curt B Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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