Fairey Flycatcher – Armory 1/48 – box peek

I got this kit as a Secret Santa gift from a friend in USA.

Boxart
Boxart

As I’m going to start with this build very soon, I took a good look at the contents.
First of all, it’s a short run kit with resin engine and etched parts, and it looks nice at a first glance. So what’s in the box?

Inside the box
Inside the box

I’m starting with the instructions, which looks fairly nice and starts with parts layout, which might come in handy.

Instructions front page
Instructions front page
Instructions 2-3
Instructions 2-3
Instructions 4-5
Instructions 4-5
Instructions 6-7
Instructions 6-7
Instructions last page
Instructions last page

Then the painting instructions.

Painting instructions front page
Painting instructions front page
Painting 2-3
Painting 2-3
Painting rear side
Painting rear side

I think the instructions looks nice and clear and the paint options are quite nice.

All parts comes in one bag with bags within, and all are zip-lock, which is nice.
First the engine parts that are cast in resin and looks very nice.

Resin engine parts
Resin engine parts

The rest are injection molded and also looks very nice. Time will tell when when I start the build.

Sprue 1
Sprue 1
Sprue 2
Sprue 2
Sprue 3
Sprue 3

The other wing had loosened from the sprue, but I didn’t notice until I picked it up.

Sprue 3 wing
Sprue 3 wing
Sprue 4
Sprue 4
Sprue 5
Sprue 5

Lastly there was a bag with etched parts, instrument film and decals.

Decals and photo etch
Decals and photo etch

By the looks of it, this is a very nice kit, and will prove quite interesting to build especially as I usually don’t build biplanes or mid war planes. Looking forward to the build!

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