I have now managed to get some colour on the big girl. The surface detail that Tamiya have achieved with this kit is even more impressive under paint and I am sure it will go to another level with some weathering.
the engine fitted. From what I have heard and seen, it is a very nice rendition OOB. The Spit looks a treat under a little paint, can't wait to see her done.
Nothing is fragile if is packed correctly, and it is no longer fragile once it is broken.