heard of the Supermarine Crossfire? Well – it is a very important subject! It
was built as a mix of several available aircraft subassemblies. The Fuselage is
from a Spitfire with a fully reconstructed nose – including nose wheel well
and a canon. The tail received a fillet for added stability. Most noticeably two
german turbos (don’t ask…) were installed to this new generation
fighter – attached to wings which have a strong resemblance to those of an
A-20 Boston - probably because of the high speed capabilities of this medium
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why is it important you ask? Because I build this kit about 20 years ago within
a couple of days from Airfix leftovers, balsa wood, Presto car body filler,
hypodermic needles and my first DIY vac canopy. Colours are brush painted, are
anything but BS-colours and decals came straight from the Spitfire donor kit.
These facts appear almost as impossible to me today as the subject itself.
Nowadays I “build” around 23421 models at once and manage to finish one of
these in about a year.
I thought about a funny story for this submission I realized that the funny
thing about this model is how little I was once concerned about accuracy and
aftermarket stuff and yet I was able to make a model which makes me smile even
today – so many years after I completed it!
think AMS started in my case some years after when I set off to build a Hasegawa
1-48 scale Mustang with lots of resin bits. Needless to say that it is not
finished yet ;-)