Having enjoyed putting together the Airfix cottage I felt inspired to have a go at the church next. Things didn’t go quite as well this time and there are a few dribbles of polystyrene cement where there shouldn’t be and some gaps that will need filling. I also decided to leave off the fiddly bits like the bell, drain pipes and crosses as I’m sure these would only get broken over time.
The building modelled doesn’t say classic English church to me so I was intrigued to find out that it is based on the old church at Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight. Interesting that Airfix chose this as the basis of the model rather than one with a more traditional Norman tower. I seem to remember having a plastic kit of a church when I was a kid but it certainly wasn’t this one.
This new church will be replacing my old Superquick one that has taken a few knocks during several battles and two house moves. I’m sure the vicar and verger will be pleased to have some peace and quiet at last.
This model is listed on the Dapol website as C029 Village Church.