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  1. Afternoon all, This is a placeholder for my entry, which is in the post so it may arrive..... who knows. Anyway, as a rule I don't do Spitfires, there currently isn't a Spit either built in my collection nor in the stash, to be honest, they have never captured my interest in the same way that a Hurricane does. This stems, mainly from a Christmas many, many moons ago when my Brother got the 1/24th scale Airfix 'superkit' Spitfire and I got the Hurricane, which was fine by me as even then I knew it was the better kit! So, what better way to address this glaring and some might say heretical omission and build another ICM kit, hey it was cheap alright and of course I enjoyed the last one so much I'm champing at the bit to repeat the experience. Actually the couple of reviews I read stated that the ICM Mk. IX wasn't that bad a kit, we shall see. Cheers, Mark
  2. For me, it was an unusual step into the "dark side" of 1/48, but I enjoyed the build. It was our club activity, we started the work on several ICM kits at the same time so we experienced a different problems on the same kit so good planning in building this kit is essential. Main problem was nose section which is better to be glued first, then the wingtips are thinner than the wing, so it is better to thin it before gluing wing halves together. There are some gaps and not logical steps in the instruction sheet so the Revell instructions helped a bit, especially when building it without the engine like me. Decals were Aeromaster set, Gunze colors, seat belts were scratched from paper. This kit had an appearance on our SIG Spitfire Serbia display table in Belgrade's New Years Cup. Hope you like it.
  3. ICM is to reissue in Q3 2017 its 1/48th Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc as "Beer Delivery" a/c - ref. 48060 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM48060 Box art German reconnaissance plane! V.P.
  4. Ref.AK148001 Source: https://www.facebook.com/AKinteractive.official/photos/pcb.1062704810417911/1062704483751277/?type=3&theater V.P.
  5. After the Mk.V floatplane (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234947642-172-supermarine-spitfire-mkv-floatplane-by-brengun-released/), Brengun/Hauler (http://www.brengun.cz/) is to release a 1/72nd Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane kit - ref.BRP72019 Source: https://www.facebook.com/440180076140646/photos/a.443370235821630.1073741831.440180076140646/465876970237623/?type=1&theater Box art V.P.
  6. Rumor from the E-days 2012 (28-29/09): Eduard is preparing a 1/48th Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX. They're doing a 1/144th one - out now: http://www.network54... Mk.IX Spitfire To be followed. V.P.
  7. Hello again, I've been building my THIRD (yes third) 1/72 AZ Models XIV however I wanted a short break from it. For the break I've decided to model a 144 wing machine cobbled from different wrecks, JEJ*JR MK329. This build actually started in reverse, first I scratch built an underbelly tank that could be used for beer transportation I', going to do this as a late war machine, I have been unable to find out what happened to MK329 after D-Day and its move to the continent, however, I suggest that it may have stayed with an RCAF or moved to a 2 TAF squadron as a hack/spare aircraft, following the sqn's through Holland, Belgium and Germany. This build has taken a little longer than I expected as I went a bit overboard on the "few improvements" idea I had in mind. Anyway, you all want to see pics! Fuel tank Converted to E wing Belts Belt and seat support bar Angled control surfaces Stripes look okish considering this is my first Small bit of damage and leakage A lot of damage caused when removing tape (I fear the primer hadnt set fully) Well it should only take a little while longer... Ben
  8. Hi all, Well I was in Bristol so I took a trip to the model shop to pick up paints but then this caught my eye... Well it's something a bit different and the shots of the completed model on the side of the box got me excited (open engine!!!) Nice looking engine! The prop looks ok... The elevators arent great, the cowls are ok... the bombs and u/c... let's not go there... Hmmm :/ WRONG WRONG WRONG! Looks nice What plane is that meant to be... seriously? Ouch Uh oh Pfftt Possibly useable stencils... The rest is rubbish Well, I'm really disappointed with this kit :/ especially for £9. However, the engine and cowl will most certainly be removed from this aircraft and stuck on the front of an Airfix Spit. Don't buy this kit. Ben.
  9. Etch Detail Sets for the Italeri Spitfire Mk.IX 1:72 Eduard First entering service with 64 Sqn at Hornchurch in July 1942, the Mk.IX was impressed into service to counter the new FW190A which was causing great concern due to its capability over the Spitfire Mk.V. The Mk.IX was intended to be a stop gap whilst the Mk.VIII was developed, however such was its success, no less than 5665 were eventually built. There are several kits for the 1/72 Mk.IX to choose from, however these etch sets are aimed at the established Italeri kit although I suspect they can be used in others with a small amount of work. As is quite common now, Eduard provide the more comprehensive pack containing two frets giving internal and external enhancements as well as providing the lower cost Zoom set that primarily focuses on the cockpit. Set 73431 This is the comprehensive two fret pack. The interior fret comes with pre-painted parts, although like some isn't self adhesive. The Italeri kit comes with a fairly basic cockpit and no side wall detail, so this is a most welcome set. Further more, the canopy is supplied in two parts so you have the option of having it open so all your hard work in the pit won't be wasted ! Starting with the side panels, a complete pre=painted side wall is provided for each side. These are then built up with no less than 10 parts per side of additional etch components such as the throttle cluster. The panel receives the same thorough treatment with three parts to produce a truly 3D look. Framework for the gunsight is provided, however some scratch building is necessary to provide the circular sight lens. The kit seat can be replaced by a fully etch and far more accurate replica that includes seatbelts which are pre-painted. The complete armour and framework assembly behind the seat is also provided in the etch sets. Finally, the access door can also be replaced with an etch part. Moving on to the exterior of the aircraft. with this set, you have the option to have the flaps in the open position thanks to a fully detailed set. Some plastic rod is required here of about 0.6mm diameter to act as flap hinges that run the full length of the flaps. Unfortunately this plastic isn't provided in the set. The radiators are enhanced with mesh front and rear as well as rear flaps that require the original parts to be cut away. These can then be set to the angle you desire. The main undercarriage is treated to some fine Oleo scissors to replace the bulky and toy like kit scissors as well as some brake lines and replacement doors of a more realistic thickness. A nice little touch is the inclusion of very intricate flap position indicators for the top wing. Further surface enhancements are included in the set such as the access panel on the left behind the cockpit, windscreen mirror, canopy opening handle and rudder control rods. A great little feature included is some moulds in the fret to enable the moulding of some tear drop shaped navigation and fuselage lights. The instructions show how to do this using clear plastic rod melted over a flame then pressed into the provided moulds to create the lights. These are worth keeping in the tool box ! Zoom Set SS431 This is the cheaper alternative that just includes the coloured etch. Unfortunately, you will only be able to partially kit the cockpit out with this set as the seat, rear framework and armour are all included on the fret that isn't provided. What you do get though is the beautiful side walls, access door, main panel and seatbelts as you can see in the image above. Conclusion This set will really bring your Mk.IX alive with some fine detail. I recommend plenty of dry fitting along the way as the Italeri kit can present challenges during the assembly stage, but with some patience and planning your efforts will be quite rewarding. Having reviewed the comprehensive set 73431, I can't help but feel that I'd be disappointed using the Zoom set due to the exclusions in the cockpit by comparison, but that is a reflection of the great work Eduard have done here. Review sample courtesy of
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