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Spitfire Mk.IX Gun Bay (Late)

Aires, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number and Description Aires Hobby Models 4269 - Spitfire IX Gun Bay (Late)
Price: USD$29.48 online from Squadron
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: See text below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Superb detail and casting; photo-etched parts supplied; clearly illustrated instructions
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Floyd S. Werner Jr.

Aires 1/48 scale Spifire IX Gun Bay is available online from Squadron.com



The Spitfire is an aircraft that needs little introduction. The latest upgrade from Aires is designed for the Hasegawa Spitfire Mk IX.

This set consists of over 20 resin parts and a fret of photo etch. This set will make your Spit stand above the rest. The photo etch set is cleverly designed to provide the framework for the gun bay. The resin parts are bubble free and wonderfully cast. The guns and cannons are straight with no warpage.

A little cleanup is all that is required to bring this set to life. You will have to thin down the inner wing area so that it is translucent, but the resultant upgrade is worth the extra effort.

I highly recommend this set to anyone who wants to display their Spitfire above the rest.


Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Floyd Werner
Page Created 07 February, 2006
Last updated 07 February, 2006

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