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Airfix Kit Painting – Sure or Chore?

Posted by Big Boo on August 1st, 2009

At the beginning of this week I wrote about Airfix kits, which prompted a bit of a discussion on painting the finished model.  It was mentioned that painting all the fiddly bits before assembly was the way to go, and indeed this is what the instructions recommended you did.  Once all was assembled you could then paint the fuselage and wings and apply the transfers.

As I mentioned in this post I was a bit lazy when it came to painting, and quite often didn’t bother getting my paints out to finish the job, so I ended up with a rather oddly coloured plane sat on my shelf.  Notably though, I do remember having a kit of the Red Arrows plane (a BAE SYSTEMS Hawk T. Mk.1 I believe, according to the Red Arrows Information Page!) which looked pretty good because it was made from red plastic in the first place.

So, this weeks survey is to find out how you painted your model kits.  Not at all, all at the end, or as the instructions told you!

How did you paint your Airfix kits?
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