Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2013
VB EN783 - 334th FS/4th FG, Debden, Essex, October 1942
History . Abysmal little model, produced at what was (hopefully)
the low point in Corgi's worst manufacturing year.
At least half the models I bought from Corgi which were made in 2006
had terrible assembly quality, and this model is near the bottom of
the quality dump. The lack of wing dihedral (present in all Corgi
Spitfires) is particularly pronounced in this model because the bottom
of the radiator housing on the starboard wing, moulded to fit the
normal dihedral, doesn't line up with the angle of the wing. Equally
pronounced is the gap between the wing and the top of the radiator.
The canopy doesn't fit tightly, and the paint has been scraped off
in various places, or just wasn't applied. The carburetor intake under
the nose is glued-on crooked, and the cover over the engine falls
off if you turn the model up-side down. And there are various scratches
all over the wings and fuselage.
The color scheme is most unattractive (though, of course, that's not
Corgi's fault). On the other hand, maybe I'm just in a bad mood...or
maybe not. After all, the box is nice, and the little plastic bag
that holds the spare parts is very sturdy.
|Corgi item #
||#0886 of 1990