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1/72 Scale Mk.Vb (late) and Mk.Vc
Spitfire Conversions

 

Aviation Workshop
1/72 Scale Spitfire Conversion #5 - Mk.Vc (NW Europe)

 

The Aviation Workshop

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Set 4: Spitfire Mk.Vb (late)
Set 5: Spitfire Mk.Vc (NW Europe)
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: Set 4: 6 resin parts (2 tailplanes, 2 six stack exhausts; 2 clipped wingtips); A4 colour instruction sheet. GBP5.50

Set 5: 12 resin parts (1 complete "C" wing; 2 undercarriage legs; 2 upper wing canon blisters; 2 lower wing blisters, 2 cannons; 2 clipped wingtips; 1 vacform canopy); A4 colour instruction sheet.. GBP10.50

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

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nicely cast resin parts; clear, colourful instructions.
Disadvantages: Some warpage of wing; no cannon stubs/plugs
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Glen Porter


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FirstLook

 

Both these sets are designed for the good old Airfix Spitfire Mk.Vb, which was a good kit in its day but does not compare with the more recent Tamiya, Revell or Italeri offerings.

The C Wing conversion is especially welcome as, apart from a recent SMER upgrade, there is no Spitfire Ml.Vc available in 1/72 scale.

Set 5 also comes with a vacform canopy but set 4 does not, which is a pity because the canopy was one of the Airfix kit's weak points. No matter which set you were using, a vac form canopy would be a noticeable advantage.

 

 

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. These Aviation Workshop resin conversions will help fill some of the important and interesting 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 30 January, 2004
Last updated 31 January, 2004

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