Model kits, once assembled and painted are not very popular outside the circle of model makers. Indeed, some of them are true master pieces and required meticulousness and savoir-faire from experienced model makers.
One wonders why assembled kit models do not have a larger success when they are often the unique true representation of an aircraft for which there is no model. This is the first reason why we will offer a series of several assembled kit models in the coming days. The second reason is that these models were made with great care and are beautiful objects given the specific topic of the early days of aviation.
With no particular chronological order in mind, we present here our first model kit, a Maurice Farman III (MF .III). This plastic kit model was assembled and painted with care in order to render a fine and precise reproduction of the entire struts structure. The model is shown “on the ground,” fins at rest, dropped.
This is a lovely piece but unfortunately it will not sustain shipping, given its fragile constitution. Also, the shape of the aircraft and its struts prevent a proper protection against possible damage.
As advertised, other models of that kind will be for sale in the next days. Keep an eye out for the alerts if you are interested.