Main impetus for this
diorama was to finally use up the Airwaves white metal Spanish Republican
figures which I must have originally bought about thirty years ago. They are
very fine castings. Also excellent is the fuel bowser - another long-ago
purchase whose manufacturer I can now no longer recall.
Alas, I cannot use
the same positive adjectives for the ICM kit. I don't believe I've ever had such
a small model give me such a huge amount of problems. It's like a typical
limited run model - ie with a complete lack of locating points yet the thing
includes a high level of detail (especially in the cockpit). With such a lack of
location points and mediocre instructions squeezing all the supplied parts into
the cockpit pretty much defeated me.
Finish utilized my normal Tamiya acrylics,
Photos and text © by Greg Kerry