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  1. In my opinion Eduard Spitfire is a more complex build than Arma's Hurricane or Yak-1b so if you are pushing them to a 3rd or 4th kit then I wouldn't do a Eduard Spit before that.
  2. Yes I'm surprise there's did two with Swedish markings, I thought one might be in Chinese colours.
  3. Marking options. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02eYKGxwT9XNPzXtjLQ7NUVPXtLygdR4DDyTzEnULXQzQ8v69z4cfMscgnKCyBo8F8l&id=1929101897320378&m_entstream_source=timeline&anchor_composer=false
  4. Interesting, I was only thinking a few days ago I could do with a 339.
  5. Yes we really need some PR's, a Mk.XI and a Mk.IV for starters would be great. They did mention when they did the Mk.IX that they might do a Mk.XI in the future. It would be nice if the did most Mk's and Seafires, but it might be a while before we see anymore but you never know the A6M was a surprise. Cue the "not another Spitfire!" comments
  6. I believe both AML and Topnotch are vinyl masks where as the Eduard ones are Kabuki tape which tends to be more expensive. I don't know why there is so much difference between the two vinyl ones though and I haven't used either but vinyl masks are usually harder to keep them stuck down around tight curves. Personally I wouldn't pay the higher prices for a simple camo mask and would rather make my own, but it's best to look at references for what finish you want to achieve. While some early Spitfire's show a hard edge to the camo most have a softer edge which can vary from tight to more feathered, so a hard mask might not be appropriate. I normally use Blu tak worms or spray it freehand.
  7. I think we'll probably see the Albacore before the Mossie. I don't mind waiting for my favourite subjects as the manufacturers improve the quality of their kits as they go along.
  8. We will see the SH one, not sure about the AZ one as that seems to have gone quite.
  9. Well hopefully it won't be too long before Airfix give us the PR boxing, though by then we might have the Special Hobby kit as well, which is why I'm not bothering till then to do my twin stage Mossie PR's.
  10. Well the 1/48th scale kit doesn't have perfect form, but if they fix the nose which results in the comedy sized exhausts being the proper size when they do the 1/72nd scale kit then it will be a great kit, and maybe it will be their next 1/72nd kit, as they said the P-51 isn't coming soon. So hopefully 109 then Tempest.
  11. At quick look at the walk around of the Hendon aircraft in the Aero Detail books shows a number of areas with raised rivets on the wing, fuselage and tailplane. I don't know how accurate the aircraft is but I would try and get a good walk around of it. These shots from a walk around shows the leading edge of the wing is flush riveted with plenty of raised ones behind that and raised screws for the landing light access panel. Unfortunately many of the walk arounds available are not of great quality so it's not easy to see the rivets. Underside of the fuselage. Close up under the wing.
  12. I buy the Trumpeter ones, usually this one. They are a bit expensive for what they are but I would rather keep dust of my models. Recently Creative were selling them for £15.74 and Amazon was £21. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trumpeter-TRU09808-Display-Cases-316mm-276mm/dp/B000EUJPNY/ref=asc_df_B000EUJPNY/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310066351121&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3370952038170234940&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007326&hvtargid=pla-561907051340&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
  13. I had to click on them and then click on the little "no image" icon in the middle of the screen to see them.
  14. You can see the line on the wingtip between the RLM79 and the 04 on the underside. It's just the way they have added shadow to the yellow.
  15. What looks like a couple of markings for the coming E-7 boxing. https://m.facebook.com/Wingsykits/photos/pcb.5304633812985246/5304633056318655/?type=3&source=49
  16. I though Tamiya paint are acrylic lacquers, not enamel ones? The whole lacquers being band thing obviously was talked about years ago when lots of people ple seemed to think aqueous acrylics were the only paint in our future, then along came all these acrylic lacquers.
  17. Your right, I was mixing it up with the 1/48th scale version. Still Eduard's post war range in 1/72nd range has been pretty non existent since then, the Z-37 being the only one I can think of.
  18. Although both very nice kits I wouldn't say they are to their current standards. Their current standard to me is probably from the Spitfire Mk.IX on.
  19. WWII hasn't been done to death but particular subjects have been (and those ones sell a lot more). At least other companies are coming out with some nice early jets.
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