Legends of Flight,
WWII Aces collection. This is a beautiful model. The paint is superb,
the pilot figure colorful, and the landing gear fits and is sturdy.
This is a much nicer model than most Legends, and I ended the photo
shoot looking for the typical Corgi box, only to remember the plane
came in a Legends bubble pack.
That bubble pack. I don't store Legends
in their bubble packs because of the danger of paint damage from
the mounting screw and the plastic tail support. As for Aviation
Archive models, when not displayed, they are stored in the box.
Combat damage. There
were a few factory-induced scratches on the tail plane. Otherwise,
the model was refreshingly unmarked.
Photo note. The neutral
tan-brown background seems to bring out the true color of the model,
and I don't know why. I'm going to try the same background again
with models painted other colors.
||Carrier-borne and land-based fighter
|Corgi item #