Airfix has never been a first choice for me and I have learned to appreciate them a little more lately. The Defiant was great to build but it severly lacked detail. The cockpit consists of a seat with nothing else which leaves no desire to have an open canopy. My usual complaint aside, the build itself went pretty good. I was happy to experience minimal filling on the Defiant. The fitting of the wings wasn’t what I wanted to see but given the soft plasic of Airfix kits, I knocked the problem areas down quickly.
The decals gave me some minor trouble with this build. I believe it was the age and not the quality. Some of them tore easily while others disintegrated. I used what I could and grabbed the rest from my spares. Overall I don’t think it’s a bad representation. It’s certainly not a prize winner, I am happy with it.