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1/72 - Supermarine Spitfire Tr.8/.9 & Mk.IX UTI by AZmodel - released

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AZ Model is to release 1/72nd Supermarine Spitfire Tr.8/.9.

 

- Ref. AZ7478 - Supermarine Spitfire Tr.8

Source: http://www.azmodel.cz/product_info.php?products_id=741

 

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- Ref. AZ7479 - Supermarine Spitfire Tr.9 In Dutch service

Source: http://www.azmodel.cz/product_info.php?products_id=742

 

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AZ7479-camo.jpg

 

- Ref. AZ7480 - Supermarine Spitfire Tr.9 IAC & RIAF

Source: http://www.azmodel.cz/product_info.php?products_id=743

 

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AZ7480-camo.jpg

 

V.P.

 

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Now we need a sheet with some warbird/film star decals for these. (OK I know they wouldn't be hard to do from generic sheets but....)

Steve.

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Brilliant news, especially the three civilian schemes for G-AIDN / MT818, which is a legendary and lovely aeroplane - a vivid fixture on the south coast flying club scene in the '50s and early '60s. when post-war austerity was still very much a reality.

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Great timing, I just finished the Brigade conversion for 3W/22 of the LVA. Still, don't mind doing H99 in camo colors :)

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Oh dear. I can see Wor Lass and my wallet being very unhappy about this.

It's also ironic it gets released after I've spent the past few years acquiring several Brigade and the (very rough but buildable) M&E conversion. Still, they were intended for whiffing anyway...

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Oh at last! When are they to be released?

I have a real problem though. I dont know wether to get the Dutch version or G-AIDN... Or both...

Ben

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Oh at last! When are they to be released?

I have a real problem though. I dont know wether to get the Dutch version or G-AIDN... Or both...

Ben

Get both, Ben. You know it makes sense.

And then, just for the sake of completeness, get the Irish one as well.

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My LHS has all three on order. :wicked:

Are there sprue shots anywhere?

AZ also announced a Russian mk IXc UTI - I've a Polish kit somewhere that's so bad it makes a Merlin kit look like Tamiya...

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Wooksta you save your dosh for the Nats, I've kept 1 each Brigade & M & E ready for you, and dug out some more Ventura spits. all the best Chris

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Lovely, but I hope the kit of the TR8 is more accurate than the box art. This shows:

- Long ailerons of Mk 1X

- All gun access panels etc for 'c' wing

- Small elevators more appropriate to a V or very early 1X

- Rear cockpit not really 'humped' enough, though the box art looks much better

- For all-yellow scheme there should be a small, but noticeable, white circle with a red cross (presumably first aid kit) halfway down the starboard rear fuselage.

None are beyond correction, and I am more than grateful to AZ for a kit of this subject: something I thought I would never see.

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Wooksta you save your dosh for the Nats, I've kept 1 each Brigade & M & E ready for you, and dug out some more Ventura spits. all the best Chris

Cheers, Chris! The pennies are already being saved for the Nats!

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That's really great for those of us interested in the Irish Air Corps. We can finally put those old Brigade Models conversion kits onto e-bay, or in club sales. Those conversion kits required an accurate donor kit - a Mk IX. Many tried with the Italeri kit - you can imagine the modeling skills required, folks!.

All that will now be no longer necessary - thanks AZ!!

Philip

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That's really great for those of us interested in the Irish Air Corps. We can finally put those old Brigade Models conversion kits onto e-bay, or in club sales. Those conversion kits required an accurate donor kit - a Mk IX. Many tried with the Italeri kit - you can imagine the modeling skills required, folks!.

All that will now be no longer necessary - thanks AZ!!

Philip

Yup, I built the Brigade Model conversion with the Italeri Mk IX. It wasn't too bad to be fair - the fit of fuselage with the wings is quite decent. Trickier is to get the Italeri interior (one of the kits redeeming aspects) to fit in the conversion fuselage. I also used a few QuickBoost items (exhausts, prop) to improve the model. The most troublesome area is the fit of the rear cockpit, it's absolutely atrocious.

I'd share pic but it's in storage :(

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Re DOSAAF - wonderful if you believe it. OK, rather nice anyway. The only photo I've ever seen is the overall dark colour one.

The Italeri Mk.IX nose, being too short for a Mk.IX and too long for a Mk.V, does give you a good starting point for a Mk.III. You still need a Mk.V oil cooler for one wing.

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The Russian UTI can always be finished as ML407 as it is now owned by Carolyn Grace! Its in the right configuration!!

Re the T8/9 kits note in picture 2 and then 3 the ejector pin on the iside of the port fuselage half behind the rear cockpit(Picture2) Then look carefully at picture 3 the lug protrudes through the fuselage slightly still behind the rear cockpit opening along a panel line and aft the cockpit fairing area!! I noticed this on my kits I recieved recently Not a major drama and easily removed but a moulding fault nevertheless!!!

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The UTI is not the same configuration as ML407. The UTI has the front cockpit in the standard single-seater position and the rear cockpit further aft than on ML407. Although ML407 has modifications to lower the line of the rear canopy, in other respects it is a proper Spitfire Trainer with both cockpits further forward than on the UTI.

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