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This one is turning into a bit of an ordeal. I picked up a Fairey Gannet on eBay for about £8 a few months ago. Not a bad price I thought. However, on unboxing I found that two of the canopy sections were broken so I ordered a set of vac forms and the cost of the kit went up by £13. Hmmm... I initially contacted Revell customer services regarding a spare, but they didn't get back to me other than to say it will be about 12 years before they will even look at my request. They should take a leaf out of Airfix's book as I've always found them to be excellent. I'm doing it OOTB, apart from the canopy. The fit of the internals into the externals wasn't great, but a metric butt-load of filler should sort it. I've got the first load on and will fill in the gaps on a second pass. The biggest fit problem was with the new canopy. I'll have to do a hybrid of new and old, and have the canopies slid back. Hopefully I'll get away with that. I put a load of ballast under the cockpit floor to keep the nose down using Liquid Gravity and Rocket Hot. However, the glue ran right through the aircraft and I ended up bonded to it! 1 to 5 second eh? No kidding. To be continued...