This blog post is about the Airfix 1/48 de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 and what you get in the box.
The part about what you get in the box will be via a YouTube video, as I think that helps more visually.
Kit number is A04105. Parts count is 84, which in my mind makes this an ideal first 1/48 model to build. There are 4 decal schemes to choose from. All the schemes re British, but I don’t think this is a surprise for the kits first release.
As you will see from the video below, parts look nice and detailed, and the clear parts also look very good and clear.
Going back to the decals, as with all the latest Airfix releases, they look great. As the decals are produced by Cartograf, it’s not really a surprise that they are so good.
Staying with the subject of decals, the Chipmunk was used by over 20 Air Forces since in 1946. Therefore the quantity of schemes that could be produced, either by Airfix or the after market companies could be quite large.
An example could be this very colourful Portuguese de Havilland Chipmunk, which was a visitor to the Yeovilton Air Day in July 2016.
Portuguese de Havilland Chipmunk. Photo copyright of Stuart Fowle (Jets of the Cold War).
Airfix 1/48 de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 – what’s in the box video
I have up till now built 1/72 kits. This is partly due to cost, space and gaining my confidence in my model making skills. However, this 1/48 Chipmunk is not much bigger than some large 1/72 aircraft, and with the low part count, should be quite a quick build. So I don’t see this kit staying in my stash for long.
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