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1/72 Scale
Spitfire Conversions

 

Aviation Workshop
1/72 Scale Spitfire Conversion #3 - Mk.Ib or IIb

 

The Aviation Workshop

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Set 1: Spitfire Mk.I early
Set 2: Spitfire Mk.IIa or Mk.II(LR)
Set 3: Spitfire Mk.Ib or Mk.IIb
Scale: 1/72
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. GBP5.00

Set 2: 3 resin parts (Rotol prop with rounded spinner, Coffman starter blister, port-wing long range fuel tank); A4 colour instructions. GBP6.00

Set 3: 6 resin parts (Rotol and D.H. props with appropriate spinners, Mk.I exhaust stacks, Mk.I oil cooler, Coffman starter blister. GBP8.80

All available online only from The Aviation Workshop  Model Alliance (UK) website

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nicely cast resin parts; clear, colourful instructions.
Disadvantages: 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.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Glen Porter


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FirstLook

 

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 Britain subjects.

 

 

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.

Recommended.

Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK)  for the preview images


Model Alliance products are available 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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