1/72 Scale Spitfire Conversion #3 - Mk.Ib or IIb
The Aviation Workshop
S u m m a r y
||Set 1: Spitfire Mk.I early
Set 2: Spitfire Mk.IIa or Mk.II(LR)
Set 3: Spitfire Mk.Ib or Mk.IIb
|Contents and Media:
||Set 1: 3 resin parts (2-bladed
Watts propeller, slim aerial mast, early style pitot head); 1 x vac formed
canopy; A4 colour instructions. GBP£5.00
Set 2: 3 resin parts (Rotol prop with rounded spinner, Coffman starter
blister, port-wing long range fuel tank); A4 colour instructions. GBP£6.00
Set 3: 6 resin parts (Rotol and D.H. props
with appropriate spinners, Mk.I exhaust stacks, Mk.I oil cooler, Coffman
starter blister. GBP£8.80
available online only from The Aviation Workshop Model Alliance
||Nicely cast resin parts; clear,
||Vac-formed canopy in Set 1 damaged in
transit (Editor's Note - I carried these sets back from the UK in my
poorly-packed personal baggage, so I don't think that The Aviation Workshop
can be blamed for this one!); flash on some resin parts.
Reviewed by Glen Porter
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
These three simple conversions each
comprise a small number of resin parts that will be a simple relacement of
kit parts, or a drop-fit addition. The subjects are certainly interesting,
with plenty of possibilities for pre-war, Battle of France and Battle of
I find that these sets especially
desirable because they can be used on the more recent (and better)
Spitfire releases, especially Tamiya's kits.
Unfortunately, Set 2 does not include a
canopy but this is not a problem as Squadron has the best you can get.
Some are even designed for the Tamiya kit.
Some of the smaller parts are very
delicate and must be handled with care when cleaning up flash.
Each instruction sheet has two colour
side views of appropriate aircraft for the set.
As much as the Spitfire would seem to
have been well served in this scale, there are still many marks that have
not yet been covered. The Aviation Workshop's resin conversions will help
fill some of the gaps.
Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK) for the
Model Alliance products are
online from the Aviation Workshop.
Review Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Images Copyright © 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 29 January, 2004
Last updated 29 January, 2004
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