So, instead of the 1/72 kit, I consoled myself with the smaller 1/144 scale kit instead, for £40. However, here’s where it gets interesting. About a month after my order I had not even heard from the online store that I ordered it from, so I mailed them to chase it up. Got no reply, and so a couple of weeks later sent another chase email. Still no reply.
I had never ordered from this company before (or heard of them, I ordered through an ebay store that seemed to be a company in Taiwan, or South Korea or somewhere) and so I started to get a little antsy. I was *just* on the verge of making a clawback request for the payment when, one day, at work. a box arrived. A BIG box. I had no idea what it could be, so imagine my surprise when I opened it up and was greeted by this:
To be sure, I let it sit for a couple of months before opening it, in case they got in touch to ask for it back. When I had heard nothing back, I assumed it was a make-good gift, and got on with the build!
1) it’s a pain in the ass doing it with a modelling knife and small file…
Right. That’ll do for part one. I’m splitting it to avoid a three-hundred foot long article. In the next part I’ll complete the build and take to my sunny summer garden for the good bit – painting and weathering!
Thanks for reading, you can read the conclusion in part two right here!