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Photo Etch Set for Airfix Spitfire F Mk. 22 - 1:72 Eduard


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Photo Etch Set for Airfix Spitfire F Mk. 22 (self adhesive)

1:72 Eduard

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Airfix’s Spitfire F Mk.22 was something of a surprise when it was announced last year, as most modellers were expecting another one of the wartime marks of the famous fighter. Nevertheless, the kit was warmly welcomed by the modelling community as it combined detail, buildability and value in one tempting package. Now Eduard have turned their attention to the kit with a set of photo etched detail parts.

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As with many of their sets, this package from Eduard is comprised of two frets. The first contains pre-painted, self-adhesive parts, mainly for detailing the cockpit of the kit. The second is a plain fret which contains a host of parts for the rest of the airframe. Among the goodies on offer are a new multi-layered instrument panel, a gun sight, rudder pedals and a new seat complete with armour and harnesses. The cockpit sidewalls also benefit from a host of additional details.

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Also included are a couple of panels for the rear fuselage and details for the under-fuselage radiators and the oil cooler. The landing gear benefits from additional details including replacement scissor links and brake lines, and the landing gear bays are similarly appointed. Finishing touches include various aerial and other fine details.

Conclusion

Although the base kit from Airfix is very well detailed for the scale, this set from Eduard will help to give the kit enough of a lift to elevate it to the next level. The only thing that could conceivably be missing is a set of flaps (these were included with the set for Airfix’s Mk. I Spitfire) but other than that this set can be thoroughly recommended.

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